Philosopher named among year’s best

A paper by Western Philosophy professor Wayne Myrvold, a member of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy, has been named among the 10 Best Papers of 2011 by Philosopher’s Annual. Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics: A Maxwellian View was published in Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, Vol. 42.

A member of the Philosophy Department at Western since 1997, Myrvold is a philosopher of science, whose work is chiefly concerned with the philosophy of physics, and, in particular with the interpretation of quantummechanics. He has interest in confirmation theory (or perhaps, better, in the relation between theory and evidence), and has done work on this in a Bayesian context. He has a long-standing interest in the philosophy of biology which has yet to result in any published contributions to that field.

He is an affiliate member of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. He is a member of the Time and Universe research cluster. He is also subject editor for Quantum Mechanics for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and among the editorial board for Philosophy of Science.