Dr. Don Howard

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Dr. Don Howard

Professor of Philosophy and Former Director of the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values
University of Notre Dame

Don Howard is Professor Philosophy and Former Director of the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values at the University of Notre Dame. He is also a faculty fellow of the Nanovic Institute for European studies at the University of Notre Dame. His areas of expertise include: philosophy of science, foundations of physics, history of philosophy of science, ethical, social, and policy impacts of science and technology.

As part of the ND-GAIN faculty team, Howard helps put climate adaptation into appropriate cultural, social, and political contexts.Specifically, he helps to guide the ethical evaluation of ND-GAIN indicators and the Index’s application. Through his former leadership of the Reilly Center, Howard advances understanding of the role of science and technology in social decision-making, including ND-GAIN.

Howard is the former Director of the Graduate Program in History and Philosophy of Science. He is author and co-editor of many books,including: The Challenge of the Social and the Pressure of Practice: Science and Values Revisited, Revisiting the Foundations of Relativistic Physics: Festschrift in Honor of John Stachel, and Einstein: The Formative Years, 1879-1909.