Tanner Leighton

My primary interests are in general philosophy of science and philosophy of physics, especially where they intersect with epistemology and (meta)metaphysics. Recently, I have been thinking about debates concerning scientific realism (especially vis-à-vis pragmatism, perspectivism, and the aims of science); meta-ontology (as a neo-Carnapian); and the role of social and ethical values in science. I have secondary interests in the history of physics and the history of philosophy of science. Before coming to Pitt, I received a B.S. in Physics and Philosophy from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and wrote my senior thesis under the supervision of Samuel C. Fletcher.