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Academic Dean, Faculty in Philosophy Samuel Ruhmkorff to give next Faculty Forum at Simon's Rock

“Scientific Realism, Antirealism, and the Underdetermination of Theory by Evidence” is the topic of the next Faculty Forum at Bard College at Simon’s Rock.  Academic Dean Samuel Ruhmkorff will present his talk on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 5 p.m.  The talk, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Oak Room of Blodgett House.

Samuel Ruhmkorff, Dean of Academic Affairs and Faculty in Philosophy, holds AB from Washington University in St. Louis, and an MA and PhD from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, all in philosophy. Dr. Ruhmkorff's research examines the nature and strength of scientific evidence, and the foundations of probabilistic belief and inference.

Prior to coming to Simon’s Rock, Samuel Ruhmkorff was visiting assistant professor at University of Missouri, where he taught courses on contemporary philosophy, advanced epistemology, and ethics.  His professional presentations have included “Accuracy and Vague Opinion” for the British Society for the Philosophy of Science, and “Underdetermination and antirealism” for the Central States Philosophical Association.  His publications include “Reliabilism and Inference to the Best Explanation,” in Mistakes of Reason, University of Toronto Press, and “Avoiding Certain Frustration, Reflection, and the Cable Guy Paradox,” in Philosophical Studies.  Dr. Ruhmkorff became Simon’s Rock’s Dean of Academic Affairs in 2005. 

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