Professor of Philosophy
Former Director, John J. Reilly Center
Fellow of the American Physical Society

Don Howard

Education:
B.Sc., Lyman Briggs College, 1971
A.M., Boston University, 1973
Ph.D., Boston University, 1979

Areas of Expertise: Philosophy of Science; Foundations of Physics; History of Philosophy of Science; Ethics of Science and Technology

Books:

  • (co-editor) The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, vol. 2, The Swiss Years: Writings, 1900-1909 (1989)
  • (co-editor) Einstein and the History of General Relativity (1989)
  • (co-editor) The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, vol. 3, The Swiss Years: Writings, 1909-1912 (1993)
  • (co-editor) Einstein: The Formative Years, 1879-1909 (2001)
  • Revisiting the Foundations of Relativistic Physics: Festschrift in Honor of John Stachel (With Abhay Ashtekar, Robert S. Cohen, Jürgen Renn, Sahotra Sarkar, and Abner Shimony) (2004)
  • The Challenge of the Social and the Pressure of Practice: Science and Values Revisited (With Martin Carrier and Janet Kourany) (2008)
  • Anche Einstein gioca a dadi. La lunga lotta con la meccanica quantistica. Vincenzo Fano and Isabella
    Tassani, eds. and trans. Rome: Carocci Editore, 2015.

Recent Articles:

  • “Einstein and the Development of Twentieth-Century Philosophy of Science.” In The Cambridge
    Companion to Einstein. Michel Janssen and Christoph Lehner, eds. New York: Cambridge
    University Press, 2014, pp. 354-376.
  • “Virtue and Cyberconflict.” In The Ethics of Information Warfare. Luciano Floridi and Mariarosaria Taddeo, eds. London: Springer, 2014, pp. 155-168.
  • “Quantum Mechanics in Context: Pascual Jordan’s 1936 Anschauliche Quantentheorie.” In Research and
    Pedagogy: A History of Quantum Physics through Its Textbooks. Massimilano Badino and
    Jaume Navarro, eds. Berlin: Editions Open Access, 2013, pp. 265-283.

Office: 100 Malloy
Email: dhoward1@nd.edu
Website: nd.edu/~dhoward1/ 
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