Steve's research focuses on the connection between scientific evidence and explanation, interpretations of the geometrical aspects of gravitation theories, and the development of 20th century analytic philosophy.
He has also been interested in questions of sportsmanship arising from the Kasparov/Deep Blue chess match, the geometry of M.C. Escher's art, the environmental ethic of the American Nazi Party, and Dr. Seuss' non-trivial use of tautologies. Most recently, he has been working in the philosophy of humor.
The classes Steve teaches include Einstein in Wonderland: Physics, Philosophy and Other Nonsense; Bad Science, Wrong Science and Pseudo-science; Language, Truth, and Reality; From Zero to Infinity: Philosophical Revolutions in the History of Numbers; and From Aristotle to Einstein: Philosophical Revolutions in the History of Space.
Chairperson/Edwin T. Johnson and Cynthia Shearer Johnson Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, Philosophy
Phone: (717) 337 - 6575
Box: Campus Box 0404
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400
PhD Philosophy: Johns Hopkins University, 2000
MA Philosophy: Johns Hopkins University, 1994
BA Physics/Philosophy: University of MD, Baltimore County, 1991
Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Physics, Analytic Philosophy
Steve's curriculum vita