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Christopher Pincock

Christopher Pincock

Christopher Pincock

Professor & Admissions Chair



376 University Hall
230 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Philosophy of Mathematics
  • History of Analytic Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Science


  • B.A. University of Western Ontario, 1996
  • Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 2002

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Selected Publications:

  • Book:  Mathematics and Scientific Representation, Oxford University Press, 2012.
  • “Concrete Scale Models, Essential Idealization and Causal Explanation”, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, forthcoming.
  • “Logical Empiricism in the Anglophone World”, in T. Uebel (ed.), Handbook of Logical Empiricism, Routledge, forthcoming.
  • “Mathematical Explanation Requires Mathematical Truth”, in S. Dasgupta and B. Weslake (eds.), Current Controversies in Philosophy of Science, Routledge, forthcoming.
  • “Neutral Monism”, in R. Wahl (ed.), Bloomsbury Companion to Russell, Bloomsbury Press, forthcoming.
  • “Accommodating Explanatory Pluralism”, in A. Reutlinger and J. Saatsi (eds.), Explanation Beyond Causation, Oxford University Press, 2018, 39-56.
  • “Explanatory Relevance and Contrastive Explanation”, Philosophy of Science (Symposium Proceedings) 85 (2018): 806-818.
  • “Abstract Explanations in Science”, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 66 (2015): 857-882.
  • “The Unsolvability of the Quintic: A Case Study in Abstract Mathematical Explanation”, Philosophers’ Imprint 15 (2015): 1-19. (http://www.philosophersimprint.org/015003/)