Marshall Spector

Marshall Spector

Professor
Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, 1963
M.S., Physics, The University of Chicago
B.S., Physics, The Illinois Institute of Technology

Harriman Hall 219
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3750
Tel: (631) 632-7570
marshall.spector@stonybrook.edu

 

Areas of Specialization

Philosophy of science, philosophy of technology, environmental issues

 

In recent years, Marshall Spector's research and teaching interests have focused on the intersection of philosophy of technology and environmental issues. He is fascinated by the ways in which various cultures interact with their physical environments through their technologies and how other aspects of these cultures affect that interaction. He finds this nest of relations in our own scientific-industrial culture of the past few centuries to be particularly interesting. Spector has been with the Stony Brook Department of Philosophy since 1968. He has written Methodological Foundations of Relativistic Mechanics (Notre Dame Press) and Concepts of Reduction in Physical Science (Temple University Press) and has contributed to such publications as Philosophy of Science and the Occult and the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.

 

Selected Publications

  • Methodological Foundations of Relativistic Mechanics (Notre Dame Press)
  • Concepts of Reduction in Physical Science (Temple University Press)

 

Upcoming Events

  

"Heidegger and Traumatology"
[PDF]

Prof. Reginald Lilly
April 8th

 

"Body and Horizon"
Dissertation Defense
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Emiliano Diaz
April 22nd

 

"Interspecies Ethics: Meditations on Cosmopolitan Peace"
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Cynthia Willet
April 23rd

Department of Philosophy      Harriman Hall 213, Stony Brook, NY 11794     Phone: (631) 632-7570
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