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Cuffaro, Michael

Dr. Michael Cuffaro

External Member (The University of Western Ontario)

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My research interests are mainly in the philosophy of science. I'm particularly interested in issues having to do with the relation between physics and computation. I'm the co-author, with Amit Hagar, of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry on Quantum Computation, and I'm in the process of co-editing, with Sam Fletcher, a collection of essays on the topic of the interrelations between physics and computation. Aside from this I have published on the topic of scientific explanation, on Kant, on Hobbes, on Frege, and in the areas of legal and political philosophy. I have published in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Science, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, History of Philosophy Quarterly, Politics Philosophy and Economics, and other journals.

I received my Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, and then my Master's degree in Philosophy, from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. I received my Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. I was a postdoctoral research fellow at the MCMP for two years. I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Rotman Institute of Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario.

For a summary of my current research projects, pre/post-prints of my papers, upcoming talks, etc., see my personal website (