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Dr. Chris Dorst

Currently Teaching

  • Philosophy of Space and Time
  • Graduate Proseminar

Office Hours (Fall)

  • Mondays and Wednesdays 12:30pm – 1:30pm over Zoom

Areas of Specialization

  • Philosophy of Science

Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

Email: cdorst
Office: 330 Griffin-Floyd Hall



  • "Why do the Laws Support Counterfactuals?" Society for the Metaphysics of Science Annual Conference​, ​Milan, Italy. Aug 2018
  • Comments on Siegfried Jaag and Christian Loew's "Humean Reductionism and (Iterated) Counterfactuals" Society for the Metaphysics of Science Annual Conference, Milan, Italy. Aug 2018
  • Comments on David Kinney's "Bayesian Networks and Multi-Level Causation'. American Philosophical Association, Chicago IL. Feb 2018.
  • "Laws of Nature, Prediction, and Reductionism". American Philosophical Association, Savannah GA. Jan 2018
  • "Why are the Laws so Useful?" 33r​d​ Boulder Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science, Boulder CO. Oct 2017.
  • "A Tension in the Best System Account of Laws" American Philosophical Association, Seattle WA. Apr 2017.
  • "Contemporary Perspectives on the DN Model of Scientific Explanation" Guest Lecture at Salem State University, Salem MA. Apr 2017.
  • Comments on Katie Elliott's "The Applicability Problem for Chance Explanation" UNC Philosophy of Science Conference, Chapel Hill NC. Nov 2015.
  • Comments on Lynn Chiu's "An Ecological Challenge Against the Propensity Interpretation of Fitness". American Philosophical Association, Vancouver BC. April 2015.
  • Comments on Guy Hetzroni's "Causation and Unification in Quantum Explanations". Hebrew University—UNC Joint Conference in Philosophy, Chapel Hill NC. May 2014.
  • "The Conventionality of the Brain's Functional Topography". Pitt—CMU Graduate Conference in Philosophy of Science, Pittsburgh PA. Mar 2014.