Joe Morrison
    Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 3231

    For media contact email comms.office@qub.ac.uk
    or call +44(0)2890 973091.

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    Willingness to take PhD students

    Yes

    PhD projects

    I would be delighted to discuss the possibility of supervising PhD students who have interests in any of the following areas:

    - General Philosophy of Science
    Anything to do with evidence (prediction, confirmation, explanation), pragmatic features of theory choice (‘loveliness’ etc.), (ir)rationality of science, holism.
    Scientific realisms: abundance-theories vs. minimalism, fictionalism and Inference to the Best Explanation.
    Science as social knowledge.
    ‘Scientism’ and anti-science attitudes.
    Natural kinds and social kinds.
    - Philosophy of Mind and Psychology
    Mental fictionalism / eliminativism
    Inference and reasoning
    - Quine, Naturalism and Naturalised Epistemology
    Quine’s naturalism, Quine’s holism, Quine’s criterion of ontological commitment
    Indispensability arguments
    - Methodology
    (Anti-)psychologism in philosophy, in epistemology, in logic.
    Philosophical methods: a priori knowledge, intuitions.

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    Frequent Journals

    • Synthese

      ISSNs: 0039-7857

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1573-0964

      Springer Netherlands

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 0.88 SJR 0.966 SNIP 1.089

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    • Philosophical Quarterly

      ISSNs: 0031-8094

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1467-9213

      Wiley-Blackwell

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 0.97 SJR 1.692 SNIP 1.611

      Journal

    • Philosophy Compass

      ISSNs: 1747-9991

      John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 1 SJR 1 SNIP 1.266

      Journal

    • Erkenntnis

      ISSNs: 0165-0106

      Springer Netherlands

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 0.83 SJR 1.502 SNIP 1.305

      Journal

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