Peter P Tan

Hello! I am an Assistant Professor at Fordham University. Prior to coming to Fordham, I was at Middlebury College.

I work in general philosophy of science. My current work focuses on a mixture of the following three issues: characterizing scientific representation, developing a scientific metaphysics that is appropriately informed by how scientific representation works, and the epistemology of computational science. Sometimes I write about metaphysics and epistemology more broadly as well.

I have diverse teaching interests that extend beyond philosophy of science, metaphysics, and epistemology. I especially enjoy teaching classical Chinese philosophy and developing new ways to teach logic.

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