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P.D. Magnus

[a picture of me] In addition to loving wisdom, I am a philosopher by vocation. I am a professor at the University at Albany, State University of New York. I previously taught at UC San Diego (where I received my PhD) and at Bowdoin College.

My primary research is in the philosophy of science, motivated broadly by a falliblist but non-sceptical conception of scientific knowledge. I have written a lot on the underdetermination of theory by data, and my recent work is on natural kinds.

This website is a collection of documents and folderol from my philosophical career.