List of Publications by Topic
Integrated History and Philosophy of Science (Theory-Testing, Statistics, Measurement)
Newton as Geodesist: The Problem of the Earth's Figure and the Argument for Universal Gravitation.* Newsletter of the American Physical Society 31 (2022). short & long versions.
*Winner of the 2022 APS History and Philosophy of Physics Essay Price
The Promises and Pitfalls of Precision: Random and Systematic Error in Physical Geodesy, 1800-1910. Annals of Science. S.I.: Promises of Precision (forthcoming).
Pluralizing Measurement: Physical Geodesy’s Measurement Problem and its Resolution, 1880-1924. Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science A 96 (2022), 51-67.*
*Winner of the 2021 Du Châtelet Price in Philosophy of Physics
How Incoherent Measurement Succeeds: Coordination and Success in the Measurement of the Earth’s Polar Flattening. Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science A 88 (2021), 45-62.
Philosophy of Science
The Epistemic Privilege of Measurement: Motivating a Functionalist Account. Philosophy of Science (forthcoming). philsci-archive preprint.
Active Realism and the Reach of Scientific Truth [german], in Michael Jungert, et. al. (eds.): Wissenschaftsreflexion: Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven zwischen Philosophie und Praxis (Paderborn: Mentis, 2020).
Ethics and Values in Science
The Limits of Conventional Justification: Industry Bias and Inductive Risk beyond Conventionalism. Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics, S.I.: Public Research and Private Knowledge – Science in Times of Diverse Research Funding (2020).
Global History of Science
Theodolites at 20000 Feet: Justifying Precision Measurement during the Trigonometrical Survey of Kashmir, 1855-65. Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science 76, 3 (2022), 603-618.
History of Philosophy
Does Logic need Objects? On the ontological implications of Logic in the 'Tractatus' and 'Experience and Judgement' [german]. Bulletin d'Analyse Phénoménologique 15 (2019), 1-32.
Public Philosophy & History
Discussion with Matt Teichman, “History and Philosophy of Measurement”, University of Chicago Elucidations Podcast (forthcoming).
The Map of Kashmir that almost did not get made, Interview with Chandrima Banerjee, The Times of India, 18 Mar Edition (2021).
Why does measurement need an epistemology and what could it look like? Elucidations: Philosophy Blog by the University of Chicago (2021)
Structuring Imperial Knowledge about India at the Great Exhibition of 1851. History of Knowledge: Blog by the German Historical Institute Washington (2019).
[With Aja Watkins]: "Naomi Oreskes: Science on a Mission: How Military Funding Shaped What We Know and Don't Know about the Ocean" - Invited by BJPS Review.
The Many Lives of Time: On Joseph Mazur’s ‘The Clock Mirage: Our Myth of Measured Time. Yale UP 2020’. The Cleveland Review of Books (2020).