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P.D. Magnus

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.

Much of my 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 natural kinds. I've also written a bit on scientific realism and values in science.

book: A Philosophy of Cover Songs

I also write about the philosophy of art and music. My book A Philosophy of Cover Songs (2022) is published with Open Book Publishers. Printed versions are available at a reasonable price, and an electronic version is available free to download or read on-line.

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

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