Jonathon Hricko


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Address: Room 305, Education Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, National Yang Ming University, No 155, Sec 2, Linong St., Beitou District, Taipei City 112, Taiwan, R.O.C.



2005-2013 Ph.D. Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University, USA
2005-2008 M. A. Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University, USA
2000-2004 B.A. Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh, USA


Research Interests

History and philosophy of science, especially chemistry as practiced in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the cognitive and brain sciences as practiced today, the scientific realism debate, the semantics of scientific discourse, the role of hypothetical entities in the sciences, the philosophy of scientific practice, and analogical reasoning.


Selected Publications

Hricko, J. (forthcoming). Retail Realism, the Individuation of Theoretical Entities, and the Case of the Muriatic Radical. In O. Bueno, R-L. Chen, & M. B. Fagan (Eds.), Individuation, Process, and Scientific Practice. Oxford University Press, New York.

Hricko, J. & Leben, D. (2018). In Defense of Best-Explanation Debunking Arguments in Moral Philosophy. Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 9(1), 143–160. doi:10.1007/s13164-017-0341-8

Yan, K. & Hricko, J. (2017). Brain Networks, Structural Realism, and Local Approaches to the Scientific Realism Debate. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 64, 1–10. doi:10.1016/j.shpsc.2017.05.001

Hricko, J. (2017). Scientific Rationality: Phlogiston as a Case Study. In T-W. Hung & T. Lane (Eds.), Rationality: Constraints and Contexts (pp. 37–59). Elsevier Academic Press, London. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-804600-5.00003-9


Teaching Interests

English for academic writing and critical thinking