Nancy Cartwright

Gerald D. Doppelt
University of California, San Diego
Department of Philosophy, 0119
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0119

Phone: (858) 534-3073
Fax: (858) 534-8566


Nancy Cartwright's principal interests are philosophy and history of science (especially physics and economics), causal inference and objectivity in science. Her publications include How the Laws of Physics Lie (1983), Nature's Capacities and their Measurement (1989), Otto Neurath: Philosophy between Science and Politics [co-author] (1995), and The Dappled World: A Study of the Boundaries of Science (1999).

Nancy Cartwright is a Fellow of the British Academy and a member of the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and a member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.