About Me

     Collin C. Rice

      Assistant Professor
    Bryn Mawr College
    Department of Philosophy

Email: collinrice84 at gmail.com           
Curriculum Vitae

I am an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. In May and June of 2015, I was a Visiting Scholar in the University of California, Irvine's Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science. In the Summer of 2016, I was a Visiting Scholar at the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München's Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy.
Most recently, I visited the University of Edinburgh to work on issues concerning the use of multiple conflicting models in science.

Before coming to Bryn Mawr, I received a B.A. in Physics and Philosophy from Simpson College. I then received my Ph.D. from the University of Missouri. Following graduate school, I spent a year as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Philosophy of Science. I was then an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Lycoming College from 2012-2015.

My primary areas of research are the philosophy of science, the philosophy of biology, and the philosophy of mind (especially cognitive science and concepts).
 I also have interests in philosophy of physics, logic (probability and symbolic), epistemology, ethics, and modern philosophy.
My current research focuses on the metaphysical and epistemological issues surrounding scientific explanation, the use of highly idealized and abstract models in science, and the positive roles idealizations play in scientific theorizing.

When I am not doing philosophy, I enjoy playing guitar, building furniture, cooking, and getting outdoors to camp, hike, and bike.

Office Address:
Bryn Mawr College
Department of Philosophy
101 N. Merion Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010