Peter Lewis

Amie Thomasson & Peter Lewis join Philosophy faculty

Among the 35 new teacher-scholars who joined the Dartmouth faculty in 2017-2018 are Professors of Philosophy Amie Thomasson and Peter Lewis. Professor Thomasson, who will be teaching Phil. 1.01, "The Problems of Philosophy," in the Spring 2018 Term, asks in Dartmouth News, "In the age of modern science, what can philosophy still contribute to human knowledge, and to human life? In the view I have been developing, the real contribution we can make in philosophy lies not in discovering facts, but rather in deciding what sort of language and conceptual scheme we should use in interacting with the world and living our lives." Professor Lewis, who will be teaching Phil. 27, "Philosophy of Science," in the Spring 2018 Term, comments, "I work on the interpretation of physical theories, particularly quantum mechanics. Is quantum mechanics intended to describe the physical world?