Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy
University of Minnesota
Spring Term 2020
Samuel C. Fletcher is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, a Resident Fellow of the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science, and an External Member of the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität. He is the co-editor of Physical Perspectives on Computation, Computational Perspectives on Physics (Cambridge UP, 2018) and two special issues of Synthese: Infinite Idealizations in Science (2019) and Evidence Amalgamation in the Sciences (2019).
Much of his work so far has concerned the respective foundations of physics and statistics, and how problems in these fields inform and are informed by broader issues in the philosophy of science. He also holds interests in the conceptual and physical basis of computation, metaphilosophy, and the histories of physics and philosophy of science. On his Visiting Fellowship, he will be working on developing a modern philosophical foundation for classical statistical testing, one that is revisionary regarding current practice while preserving its most powerful and useful features.