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Frisch, Mathias

Prof. Dr. Mathias Frisch

Visiting Professor

Further Information

Mathias Frisch completed a Masters degree in Phyiscs (1990) and a PhD degree in Philosophy (1998), both at the University of California, Berkeley. From 1998 to 2003 he worked as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Philosophy at Northwestern University. Since 2003 he works at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a Research Associate at the Centre for the Philosophy of the Natural and Social Sciences (CPNSS), at the London School of Economics.

Research Interests

Mathias Frisch is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Maryland, College Park. 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. One of his current research interests is the role of causal assumptions in physical theorizing.