Tanner Leighton

I am deeply interested in general philosophy of science and philosophy of physics, especially their interactions with metaphysics and epistemology. In particular I have been thinking a lot about scientific ontology (especially vis-à-vis perspectivism, pragmatism, and the aims and methodology of science), accounts of induction and confirmation, objectivity, and the notion of progress in science (and philosophy). 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.