Craig Callender

Craig Callender is a Professor of Philosophy at UC San Diego. His main areas of research and teaching include philosophy of science, philosophy of physics, and environmental ethics. His book What Makes Time Special? (Oxford University Press, 2017) won the 2018 Lakatos Award and his research won the 2018-19 Chancellor’s Associates Faculty Excellence Award in Research in Humanities and Social Science at UC San Diego.

He has published in physics, philosophy, cognitive science, and law journals. Before UC San Diego, he worked in the Department of Philosophy, Logic & Scientific Method at the London School of Economics.

In 2017 he co-founded and now co-directs the Institute for Practical Ethics, an institute devoted to promoting socially responsible science. IPE brings together ethicists, scientists, philosophers of science, and social scientists to tackle the ethics an social impact of new technology and science, e.g., the ethics and social impact of data science, the use of gene drives in mosquitos to decrease malaria infections.

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