Chris Smeenk

UWO London

My research focuses on scientific method and the nature of our knowledge of physics. What is the structure and content of physical theories, how are theories evaluated, and how are they extended? I have pursued these questions through philosophical and historical analysis of specific episodes, ranging from Newton’s introduction of the theory of gravity to contemporary cosmology.
Chris Smeenk is Professor at Western University and Director of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy.