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C. Kenneth Waters

Pronouns: he/him


Chair: SSHRC Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Logic and Philosophy of Science

Faculty of Arts , Department of Philosophy

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Educational Background

B.A. , University of Vermont, 1979

Doctor of Philosophy , Indiana University, 1985

M.A. Philosophy, Indiana University, 1984


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Course number Course title Semester
PHIL 609.10 Topics in the History of Philosophy (John Dewey) Fall 2022
PHIL 52309 LEC 01 01 Advanced Topics in Metaphysics Fall 2021
PHIL 62309 LEC 01 01 Topics in Metaphysics Fall 2021
PHIL 264 LEC 01 01 How Do We Know? Fall 2021


  • Fellow of the American Association of the Advancement of Science, 2015
  • President of the Philosophy of Science Association, 2015


  • Ask Not ‘What Is An Individual?. C. Kenneth Waters. in O. Bueno, M. B. Fagan, and R. Chen (eds.), Individuation, Process, and Scientific Practices, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018, pp. 91–113. DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190636814.003.0005 [pre-print on]. 91–113. (2018)
  • No General Structure. C. Kenneth Waters. in Matthew Slater and Zanja Yudell (eds.) Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Science: New Essays, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017, pp. 81-108. [pre-print on]. 81–108. (2017)
  • An Epistemology for Scientific Practice. C. Kenneth Waters. Philosophy of Science Vol. 86, no. 4 (2019): 585-611. DOI: n/a [open access on journal site]. 585–611. (2019)
  • Beyond Theoretical Reduction and Layer-cake Antireduction: How DNA Retooled Genetics and Transformed Biological Practice. C. Kenneth Waters. in Michael Ruse (ed.) Oxford Handbook to the Philosophy of Biology. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2008, pp. 238–62. [pre-print on]. 238–62. (2008)