Richard Healey

Professor

Most of Professor Healey’s research is in the philosophy of science and metaphysics. One aim has been to inquire how far foundational studies of physics shed light on metaphysical topics such as holism, realism, composition, time and causation. He is now exploring the relations between science and metaphysics from a broadly pragmatist perspective, and his book The Quantum Revolution in Philosophy assessing the philosophical significance of the quantum revolution was published in summer 2017. He teaches a variety of courses in philosophy of science, including philosophy of biology as well as physics.