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Kent Staley, Ph.D.



Ph.D., Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University, 1998
B.A., Physics, Grinnell College, 1986

Research Interests

Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Statistics

Publications and Media Placements

Representative Publications

  • "How Uncertainty Can Save Measurement from Circularity and Holism" (with Sophie Ritson), Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, forthcoming.
  • "Securing the Empirical Value of Measurement Results," The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 71 (2020), 87-113.
  • "Decisions, Decisions: Inductive Risk and the Higgs Boson." In Kevin Elliott and Ted Richards (eds.), Exploring Inductive Risk, pp. 37—55 (Oxford University Press, 2017).
  • "'Agreement' in the IPCC Confidence Measure" (with Bill Rehg), Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 57 (2017): 126–134.
  • "Pragmatic Warrant for Frequentist Statistical Practice: The Case of High Energy Physics." Synthese, 194 (2017): 355–376. DOI 10.1007/s11229-016-1111-3.
  • An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science (Cambridge University Press, 2014).
  • "Internalist and Externalist Aspects of Justification in Scientific Inquiry" (with Aaron Cobb), Synthese, 182 (2011): 475–492. DOI 10.1007/s11229-010-9754-y.
  • The Evidence for the Top Quark (Cambridge University Press, 2004).
  • "Robust Evidence and Secure Evidence Claims," Philosophy of Science, 71 (2004), 467—88.