Ronald N. Giere
Center for Philosophy of Science
Ronald N. Giere is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and a member and former Director of the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Minnesota. In addition to many papers in the philosophy of science, he is the author of Understanding Scientific Reasoning (5th ed 2006); Explaining Science: A Cognitive Approach (1988); Science Without Laws (1999); and Scientific Perspectivism (2006). He has also edited several volumes of papers in the philosophy of science, including, most recently, Cognitive Models of Science (1992) and Origins of Logical Empiricism (1996). Prof. Giere is a Fellow of The American Association for the Advancement of Science, a long-time member of the editorial board of the journal Philosophy of Science, and a Past President of the Philosophy of Science Association. His current research focuses on agent-based accounts of models and scientific representation, and on connections between naturalism and secularism.
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities