Craig Callender

Craig Callender
University of California, San Diego
Department of Philosophy, 0119
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0119

Phone: (858) 822-4911
Fax: (858) 534-8566


Philosophy of physics; philosophy of science; metaphysics; philosophy of time. Professor Callender moved to UCSD in 2000 from the London School of Economics, where he was a Senior Lecturer. Prior, he complete his PhD in Philosophy from Rutgers University. He is currently interested in the problem of the direction of time, the topology of spacetime, the Bohm interpretation of quantum mechanics, the problem of quantum gravity, and most things Humean. He is the author of a popular book on time, Introducing Time (Icon Press, 2000)and the editor of two books, Physics Meets Philosophy at the Planck Scale (Cambridge, 2000, with Nick Huggett) and Time, Reality & Experience (Cambridge, 2002). Professor Callender has also published numerous articles in physics, law and philosophy journals. Some of these include: Taking Thermodynamics (Too) Seriously (2001), Humean Supervenience and Rotating Homogeneous Matter (2000), Why Quantize the Gravitational Field (or any other Field for that Matter (2001), Is Time Handed in a Quantum World? (2000), Reducing Thermodynamics to Statistical Mechanics: The Case of Entropy (1999), The View From No-when (1998) and A Bohmian Model of Quantum Cosmology (1994).