Michael Townsen Hicks

Welcome to my website. I'm a philosopher of science; I’m mostly interested in the ways we use scientific laws and models to understand what’s possible, and what isn’t. Right now I'm a wissenschaftlicher mitarbeiter at the University of Koeln in Cologne, Germany; previously, I worked on the Consolidation of Fine-Tuning project at the University of Oxford, and I did my PHD thesis under Barry Loewer at Rutgers University. I

 Photo thanks to Ayden Grout

Photo thanks to Ayden Grout

Spring 2015: Understanding Philosophy through Science Fiction [syllabus]

Spring 2013: Introduction to Philosophy of Science [syllabus]

Fall 2012: Understanding Philosophy through Science Fiction

Summer 2012: Logic, Reasoning, and Persuasion [syllabus]

Fall 2011: Current Moral and Social Issues [syllabus]

Summer 2010: Understanding Philosophy through Science Fiction