Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Since 2020 Casey McCoy is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Underwood International College. Previously, he spent time as a postdoctoral researcher at Stockholm University on a project led by Prof. Richard Dawid, and before that at the University of Edinburgh on a project led by Prof. Michela Massimi. His research is primarily focused on conceptual and interpretive issues in modern physics, especially cosmology.
Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of California San Diego, 2016
M.A. in Liberal Studies, St. John's College, 2008
B.S. in Physics, Oregon State University, 2003
B.S. in Engineering Physics, Oregon State University, 2003
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Oregon State University, 2003
B.S. in Computer Engineering, Oregon State University, 2003
B.S. in Computer Science, Oregon State University, 2003
Courses and Current Research Areas
Courses Taught at UIC
Courses Taught at Previous Institutions
Philosophy of Science
History and Philosophy of Mathematics
History and Philosophy of Physics
Foundations of Quantum Mechanics
"An Alternative Interpretation of Statistical Mechanics." Erkenntnis 85(1): 1–21 (2020).
"Interpretive Analogies Between Quantum and Statistical Mechanics." European Journal for Philosophy of Science 10(1):9 (2020).
"Epistemic Justification and Methodological Luck in Inflationary Cosmology." The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 70(4): 1003–1028 (2019).
"Prediction in General Relativity." Synthese 194(2): 491–509 (2017).
"Does Inflation Solve the Hot Big Bang Model's Fine-Tuning Problems?" Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 51: 21–36 (2015).