[Department of Philosophy, University of Saskatchewan, 100 Years]

Dr. Robert Hudson

Dr. Robert Hudson

Professor and Graduate Chair
Ph.D. (Western Ontario)

(306) 966-6371
611 Arts


Recent Courses

PHIL 234 Biomedical Ethics
PHIL 235 Ethical Issues in Business and the Professions
PHIL 236 Ethics and Technology
PHIL 243 Symbolic Logic II
PHIL 251 Philosophy of Science
PHIL 226 Environmental Philosophy
PHIL 281 Theory of Knowledge

Advanced seminar topics have included:

Philosophy of Neuroscience, Philosophy of Social Science, Justification, Metaphysics

Selected Publications

“Saving Pritchard’s Anti-luck Virtue Epistemology: The Case of Temp”, Synthese, vol. 191, 2014, 801-815.

Seeing Things: The Philosophy of Reliable Observation. Oxford University Press, 2013. 

“Carnap and ‘Ecosystem’”, European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences, vol.2, No.2, 2013, pp.187-199.

“A Self-Descriptionist Theory of Knowledge”, Kairos: Revista de Filosofia & Ciência, vol. 5, 2012, pp. 43-56.

“What is a State of Visual Perception?”, International Journal of Business, Humanities and Technology, vol. 2, 2012, pp. 130-141. 

Carnap, the Principle of Tolerance, and Empiricism”, Philosophy of Science vol. 77, 2010, pp. 341-358.

“Carnap’s Empiricism, Lost and Found”, Proceedings of the XXII World Congress of Philosophy, 2010, vol. 43 pp. 81-88. 

“Faint-hearted Anti-realism and Knowability”, Philosophia, vol. 37, 2009, pp. 511-523.

"The Methodological Strategy of Robustness in the Context of Experimental WIMP Research,"  Foundations of Physics, vol. 39, 2009, pp. 174-193.

"The Empirical Basis to Skepticism," Minerva, vol. 11, 2007, pp. 101-112.

"Améliorer les théories de la fiabilité," Philosophiques, vol. 34, no. 2, 2007, pp. 363-366.

"Annual Modulation Experiments, Galactic Models and WIMPs," Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, vol. 38, 2007, pp. 97-119.

"What’s Really at Issue With Novel Predictions?", Synthese, vol. 155, 2007, pp. 1-20.

"Pritchard’s Angst," Acta Analytica, vol. 21, 2006, pp. 86-92.

"Howson on Novel Prediction," Logic and Philosophy of Science, vol. 4, 2006, pp. 91-104.

"The Relevance of History to Philosophy of Science," Theoria, vol. 21, 2006, pp. 197-212.

“Searching for WIMPs,” Croatian Journal of Philosophy, vol. 5, 2005, pp. 245-262.

“Managing Underdetermination Issues in Science,” Facta Philosophica, vol. 7, 2005, pp. 99-117.

“The Generality Problem,” The Southern Journal of Philosophy, vol. 42, 2004, pp. 193-211.


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