The Department of Philosophy is thrilled to welcome our newest faculty member, Benjamin Feintzeig, who joins us as an assistant professor in 2016-2017.
Feintzeig is a philosopher of physics who recently completed his PhD in the Logic & Philosophy of Science program at the University of California, Irvine. His research focuses on the philosophy of modern physics, in particular the implications of algebraic formulations of quantum field theories. Feintzeig has won competitive, national grant competitions (the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship) as well as international awards for contemporary philosophy of physics (Hanneke Janssen Memorial Prize for History and Foundations of Physics). He has published papers in internationally recognized, peer-reviewed journals in philosophy of science including British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Synthese, and Studies in the History and Philosophy of Modern Physics.
Professor Feintzeig's upcoming undergraduate course offering include: PHIL 460 - Philosophy of Science (Autumn 2016), PHIL 160 - Why Do We Believe in Quarks, Evolution, etc.? (Winter 2017) and PHIL 482 - Philosophy of Physical Science (Spring 2017).