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 research focuses primarily upon issues in the philosophy of science, specifically physics. His books Einstein’s Jewish Science: Physics at the Intersection of Politics and Religion and Einstein: His Space and Times have been reviewed in the New York Times, The New York Review of Books, and Scientific American. Other research interests include the philosophy of humor (his most recent book is Isn’t That Clever: A Philosophy of Humor and Comedy), as well as ethics, philosophy of language, history of ideas, and education.
Steve’s classes include his first-year seminar “Einstein in Wonderland: Physics, Philosophy, and Other Nonsense,” “From Aristotle to Einstein: Philosophical Investigations in the Philosophy of Space,” “From Zero to Infinity: Philosophical Revolutions in the History of Numbers,” and “Wrong Science, Bad Science, Pseudoscience.”