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Robert Hudson PhD


Faculty Member in Philosophy

Arts 611

Research Area(s)

  • History, philosophy and social studies of science
  • Epistemology, theories of reasoning
  • Indigenous title


“Should We Strive to Make Science Bias-Free? A Philosophical Assessment of the Reproducibility Crisis”, forthcoming in Journal for General Philosophy of Science.

“What Was Perrin Really Doing in his Proof of the Reality of Atoms?”, HOPOS, vol. 10, 2020, pp. 194-218.

“The Reality of Jean Perrin’s Atoms and Molecules, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, vol. 71, 2020, pp. 33-58.

"The jurisprudential basis to the common law notion of Indigenous title: Some comparisons", Global Jurist,  vol. 18. no. 2, 2018, pp. 1-19.

Defending Shah's Evidentialism from his Pragmatist Critics: the Carnapian Link", Contemporary Pragmatism, vol. 13, 2016, pp. 143-168.

“Why We Should Not Reject the Value-Free Ideal of Science”, Perspectives on Science, vol. 24, 2016, pp. 167-191.

“The Failure of the Delgamuukw Test for Proof of Aboriginal Title,” UBC Law Review, vol. 48, no. 2, 2015, pp. 361-400.

“Defending Standards Contextualism,” Logos and Episteme, vol. 6, no. 1, 2015, pp. 35-59.

“Does It Matter Whether Ecosystems Are Real?”, Expositions, vol. 8, no. 2, 2014, pp. 59–78.

“Saving Pritchard’s Anti-luck Virtue Epistemology: The Case of Temp”, Synthese, vol. 191, 2014, 801-815.

Seeing Things: The Philosophy of Reliable Observation. Oxford University Press, 2013.

“Carnap and ‘Ecosystem’”, European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences, vol.2, No.2, 2013, pp. 187-199.

“A Self-Descriptionist Theory of Knowledge”, Kairos: Revista de Filosofia & Ciência, vol. 5, 2012, pp. 43-56.

“Carnap, the Principle of Tolerance, and Empiricism”, Philosophy of Science vol. 77, 2010, pp. 341-358.

“Carnap’s Empiricism, Lost and Found”, Proceedings of the XXII World Congress of Philosophy, 2010, vol. 43 pp. 81-88.


epistemology metaphysics philosophy of science

The epistemology of scientific research -- most recently, the independence of evidential reports and the work of Jean Perrin.  In the past, the philosophy of Rudolf Carnap, the role of values in reasoning, plus a number of other topics.

Education & Training

Ph.D. (UWO)