James Binkoski

Academic Appointments

Senior Lecturer

I work in philosophy of physics and metaphysics. Most of my research deals with issues concerning the structure of space and time and the foundations of the general theory of relativity. I also work on a broad range of topics in general philosophy of science, including the nature of evidence, laws, and explanation, the science and ethics of climate change, and the role of science with regard to public policy. As an undergraduate, I studied mathematics at Boston College. I made the transition to philosophy via an M.A. at the University of Chicago before earning a Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I have been a lecturer at Dartmouth College since 2014.


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  • B.A. Boston College
  • M.A. University of Chicago
  • Ph.D. University of Massachusetts Amherst

Selected Publications

  • "On the Viability of Galilean Relationalism," British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 2017.

  • "Geometry, Fields, and Spacetime," British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 2018.