Graham Hubbs (left) and Michael O’Rourke (right) on philosophical intervention.
The Toolbox Project, helmed by O’Rourke, applies philosophy to problems of cross-disciplinary cooperation among scientists. In this interview, Hubbs and O’Rourke discuss the goals and methods of the project, the stigma of applied philosophy, and the extent to which deep philosophical issues (e.g. in philosophy of language) are relevant in other disciplines.
Crowley, Eigenbrode, O’Rourke, and Wulfhorst, “Cross-disciplinary localization: a philosophical approach” (2010)
Eigenbrode, O’Rourke, et al., “Employing Philosophical Dialogue in Collaborative Science” (2007)
Hubbs, “Is There a Mechanism of Critical Reasoning?” (draft)