Mike Jacovides: Associate Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University
Palindrome: Emo, notable Stacy began a memory by Rome. Manage by cats, Elba to Nome.
The requirement: A palindrome using “memory” or “memories” (and Elba, of course).
Book choice (out of 12 or more): Error and the Growth of Experimental Knowledge (D. Mayo 1996, Chicago)
Bio: Mike Jacovides is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University. He’s just finishing a book whose title is constantly changing, but which may end up being called Locke’s Image of the World and the Scientific Revolution.
Statement: My interest in palindromes was sparked by my desire to learn more about the philosophy of statistics. The fact that you can learn about the philosophy of statistics by writing a palindrome seems like evidence that anything can cause anything, but maybe once I read the book, I’ll learn that it isn’t. I am glad that ‘emo, notable Stacy’ worked out, I have to say.
Congratulations Mike! I hope you’ll continue to pursue philosophy of statistics! We need much more of that. Good choice of book prize too. D. Mayo Continue reading