Katherine Brading

Katherine Brading

Title

Associate Professor of Philosophy
Director, History and Philosophy of Science

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Department of Philosophy
University of Notre Dame
100 Malloy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Phone: (574) 631-6112
E-Mail: kbrading@nd.edu

Office: 316 Malloy
Office Hours:  by appointment

Education

D. Phil., University of Oxford

Areas of Interest

Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Science

Profile

Recent Publications:

  • ‘Newton’s law-constitutive approach to bodies: a response to Descartes’, in Interpreting Newton: critical essays, ed. A. Janiak & E. Schliesser, Cambridge University Press. 2012.
  • ‘Hilbert’s Axiomatic Method and his “Foundations of Physics”: Reconciling Causality with the Axiom of General Invariance’, with T. A. Ryckman, in Einstein and the Changing Worldviews of Physics, Einstein Studies Vol 12, Ch. 8, pp. 175-199. 2012.
  • ‘Underdetermination as a path to ontic structural realism’, with Alex Skiles, in E. Landry and D. Rickles (ed.),Structure, Object, and Causality: Proceedings of the Banff Workshop on Structural Realism. University of Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science, Springer, pp. 99-116. 2012.
  • ‘Three principles of unity in Newton’, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 44, pp. 408-415. 2013.
  • ‘Presentism as an empirical hypothesis’, Philosophy of Science 80, pp. 1101–1111. 2013.
  • ‘On composite systems: Descartes, Newton, and the law-constitutive approach’, in Vanishing Matter and the Laws of Nature: Descartes and Beyond, ed. Dana Jalobeanu and Peter Anstey, Studies in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy, Routledge, 2011.
  • ‘Newton’s law-constitutive approach to bodies: a response to Descartes’, in Interpreting Newton: critical essays, ed. A. Janiak & E. Schliesser, Cambridge University Press, 2011.
  • ‘Structuralist approaches to physics: objects, models and modality’, Boston Studies in Philosophy of Science, ed. Alisa and Peter Bokulich, Springer, 2011.
  • ‘Autonomous patterns and scientific realism’, Philosophy of Science 77, 2010.
  • ‘Hilbert’s “Foundations of Physics”: Gravitation and electromagnetism within the axiomatic method’, with T. A. Ryckman,  Studies in the History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 39, pp. 102-153, 2008.
  • "Hilbert's "Foundations of Physics": Gravitation and elecromagnetism within the axiomatic method", with T.A. Ryckman, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 39, 2008, pp. 102-153.
  • "Hilbert's "Foundations of Physics": Gravitation and elecromagnetism within the axiomatic method", with T.A. Ryckman, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 39, 2008, pp. 102-153.

 

See http://www.nd.edu/~kbrading

Books:

  • Symmetries in Physics: Philosophical Reflections, K.A. Brading and E. Castellani (eds.), Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Website: http://www.nd.edu/~kbrading