Jonathan Livengood






Unshielded Colliders  

About Me:

I am an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Most of my research is motivated in some way or other by my interest in scientific method -- an interest I've had since reading C.S. Peirce's Illustrations of the Logic of Science as an undergraduate. For those who want to read the Illustrations as they originally appeared, Google Books has you covered: The Fixation of Belief, How to Make Our Ideas Clear, The Doctrine of Chances, The Probability of Induction, The Order of Nature, and Deduction, Induction, and Hypothesis. Currently, I am working on several problems under the umbrella of causal reasoning. Some of my research concerns the psychology and semantics of causal reasoning. Some of my research concerns normative questions about causal inference from data. And some of my research concerns the role and legitimacy of causal reasoning in science.