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Dr Kit Patrick

Dr Kit Patrick

Dr Kit Patrick
Phd, Dip

Research Associate

Cotham House,
Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6JL
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 3310433


  • Office: 1.13 in Cotham House
  • Consultation hours: 5-6pm Mondays-Thursdays


My primary area of interest is the epistemology and metaphysics of science, with a special focus on geology. In particular, my research identifies and resolve puzzles surrounding how scientists choose between theories on the basis of theoretical virtues such simplicity, unity and predictive power. I also draw out consequences from this for the miracle argument, and the scientific realism debate.

My other areas of interest include Inference to the Best Explanation, Bayesianism, Arrow’s theorem, social choice theory, and the crossover between philosophy of science and aesthetics. I also have ...

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