Department of Philosophy

Lydia Patton

Associate Professor of Philosophy
Ph.D. McGill University, 2004
231 Major Williams Hall | Email | (540) 231-8489 | Personal Website
Philosophy of Science, History and Philosophy of Science, Kant

Dr. Patton's research centers on the history and philosophy of science. Recent published work focuses on experiment and theory building, on the methodology of the sciences, on the history of 19th century science and philosophy, and on Kant's philosophy as a response to empiricism and rationalism. Ongoing projects include work on the development of philosophical and physical theories of acoustics, electrodynamics, and optics.

Recent Work

Regular Classes

  • Philosophy 2126: Late Modern Philosophy
  • Philosophy 5204: Topics in the History of Philosophy
  • Philosophy 6314: History of Philosophy of Science