Mathias F. Frisch
AOS: Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy and Climate Change

Mathias Frisch (PhD, University of California at Berkeley) is Professor of Philosophy. His research interests are in the philosophy of science, the philosophy of physics, and philosophical issues concerning climate change, including climate ethics and the question as to how the uncertainty in climate modeling affects public policy debates. His book Inconsistency, Asymmetry, and Non-Locality: A Philosophical Investigation of Classical Electrodynamics (Oxford University Press 2005) discusses conceptual problems of classical particle-field theories  His book Causal Reasoning in Physics was published by Cambridge University Press in 2014.

For a full list of publications and links to most articles see:

Publications in philosophy of physics and general philosophy of science (since 2010):

Causes, Counterfactuals, and Non-Locality, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 88/4 (2010), 655 672.

Does a low-Entropy constraint prevent us from influencing the Past?, in Time, Chance, and Reduction, eds. Andreas Httemann and Gerhard Ernst, Cambridge University Press (2010), 13-33.

Causal Models and the Asymmetry of State Preparation in EPSA Philosophical Issues in the Sciences. Launch of the European Philosophy of Science Association, eds. M. Surez, M. Dorato and M. Rdei. Springer Verlag (2010).

Principle or Constructive Relativity? Studies in the History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 42 (2011), 176-183.

From Boltzmann to Arbuthnot: higher-level laws and the Best System, Philosophy of Science 78: (2011:5). 1001-1011.

"No Place for Causes? Causal Skepticism in Physics." European Journal for Philosophy of Science 2:3 (October 2012). 313-336.

Kausalitt in der Physik, (Causality in Physics) in Philosophie der Physik, ed. Michael Esfeld, Suhrkamp (2012).

Statistical mechanics and the asymmetry of causal influence, in David Alberts Time and Chance, eds. Barry Loewer, Eric Winsberg, and Brad Weslake, Harvard University Press (forthcoming).

Time and Causation, in A Companion to the Philosophy of Time, eds. Heather Dykes and Adrian Bardon. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell (forthcoming).

Physical Fundamentalism in a Lewisian Best System, in Asymmetries of Chance and Time, ed. Alastair Wilson, Oxford University Press (forthcoming).

Who is Afraid of Inconsistency? Synthese (in press).

Laws in Physics, European Review (forthcoming).

Users, Structures, and Representations British Journal for the Philosophy of Science (forthcoming).

Physics and the Human Face of Causation, Topoi. An International Review of Philosophy (guest editors Federica Russo and Phylis Ilari) (forthcoming)

Publications in philosophy and climate change:

Climate Change Justice, Philosophy and Public Affairs (Summer 2012), 225-253.

Modelling Climate Policies: A Critical Look at Integrated Assessment Models, Philosophy and Technology (forthcoming).

Uncertainty and Values in climate policy optimization models, in Winsberg, E. and Lloyd, E., eds., Conceptual Foundations of ClimateModeling, The University of Chicago Press (forthcoming).



Fall 2014
PHIL209C Philosophical Issues: Heated Debates: Philosophy and Climate Change
PHIL209T It's About Time
PHIL408R Topics in Contemporary Philosophy: The Craft of the Philosophy Paper
Spring 2014
PHIL209C Philosophical Issues: Heated Debates: Philosophy and Climate Change
Fall 2013
PHIL209T It's About Time
PHIL858M Models, Confirmation and Decision-Making Under Uncertainty
Spring 2013
PHIL209C Philosophical Issues: Heated Debates: Philosophy and Climate Change