Eric Winsberg



Office: FAO 205


Ph.D. Indiana , 1999. Joined the Philosophy Department faculty at USF in 2001 after a postdoctoral fellowship in History and Philosophy of Science at Northwestern University. His principal interests are in the philosophy of science, the philosophy of climate science, and the philosophy of physics.  He is especially interested  in the role of computer simulations in the physical sciences, and analog simulation in cosmology, and in the foundations of statistical physics and the direction of time.  His work in the philosophy of climate science specifically relates to their application in science policy and ethics.  He also writes on truth and on scientific authorship.  Winsberg is the author of several articles on these topics that have appeared in such journals as Philosophy of Sciencethe Journal of Philosophy, the British Journal for the Philosophy of ScienceStudies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics and Synthese. He has held visiting fellowships at the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (ZiF) at the University of Bielefeld in Germany , and the Institute of Advanced Study at the University of Durham in the UK, at the University of California, Berkeley, the MCMP in Munich and at the University of Lueneburg in Germany. He is the author of Science in the Age of Computer Simulation, which appeared in the fall of 2010 with the University of Chicago Press, and the co-editor of two forthcoming books; one on climate science and one on the arrow of time, with the University of Chicago Press and Harvard University Press, respectively.   When he's not tapping away on his laptop, you can often find him out on the water on his standup paddle board.