Peter Bokulich

Assistant Professor of Philosophy
STH 511A
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Interests: Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Physics

Peter Bokulich received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in 2003, and from 2003 to 2005 was a post-doctoral fellow at the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology at M.I.T. Dr. Bokulich’s research focuses on the ontology of the material world. He is particularly concerned with the metaphysics of causation and reduction (especially as applied to debates over the mind-body problem) and with current attempts to extend the quantum concepts of complementarity and duality into the realm of quantum gravity.



Scientific Structuralism (co-edited with A. Bokulich), Springer, 2010.

Selected Articles:

“Interactions and the Consistency of Black Hole Complementarity,” International Studies in the Philosophy of Science (forthcoming, 2011).

“Hempel’s Dilemma and Domains of Physics,” Analysis, (2011).

“Singularities and Black Holes,” (with Erik Curiel), Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2009).

“Does Black Hole Complementarity Answer Hawking’s Information Loss Paradox?” Philosophy of Science, 2005.

“Niels Bohr’s Generalization of Classical Mechanics,” (with A. Bokulich) Foundations of Physics 35 (2005) pp. 347-371.

“Black Hole Remnants and Classical vs. Quantum Gravity,” Philosophy of Science 68 (2001) pp. S407-S423.

Professor Bokulich’s teaching includes courses in Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Physics, and Philosophy of Science.