Rotman Institute names new director

Carl Hoefer has been named the director of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy, effective July 2013.

Currently ICREA Research Professor of Philosophy at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Hoefer’s primary interest is in the metaphysics of nature, and his recent work concerns the nature of objective probability as revealed by its uses in many branches of science and other human activities. His previous appointments include the University of California, Riverside, and the London School of Economics, where he was the director of the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Sciences.

Since autumn 2002, Hoefer has been an ICREA and member of the UAB philosophy department. He is also editor-in-chief of a new international journal, European Journal for Philosophy of Science, published by Springer.