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Dana Tulodziecki

Dana Tulodziecki

Associate Professor // Philosophy

Office and Contact

Room: BRNG 7132


Phone: (765) 494-4292

Fax: (765) 496-1616

Dana Tulodziecki is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University.  She holds degrees in Philosophy and History and Philosophy of Science from the LSE and Columbia University.  Her work focuses on scientific progress, theory-choice, and the question of what factors, besides the empirical evidence, make epistemic contributions to our scientific theories and hypotheses.  She has written on these topics in journals such as The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Science, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Studies in History and Philosophy of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, and Synthese.  She is an elected member of the Committee for Integrated History and Philosophy of Science and the current Vice President and President-Elect of the Midwest Junto for the History of Science.  Her work applying philosophy of science to case-studies in the history of science has been featured on CNN, Washington Post, History Channel, Popular Mechanics, How Stuff Works, and other venues.  Her outreach in this area also includes speaking for podcasts and radio, such as NPR and Radio France.  In her spare time, she likes to do jigsaw puzzles.


Philosophy of Science, History and Philosophy of Science