Scott Tanona

tanonaAssociate professor

Dr. Tanona specializes in the philosophy of science, values and ethics in science, and the history and philosophy of physics.


Ph.D. Indiana University-Bloomington, 2002 (History and Philosophy of Science)

M.A. Tufts University, 1996 (Philosophy)
B.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1992​ (Physics)

Representative publications

(w/ Jon Herington) "The Social Risks of Science." The Hastings Center Report (forthcoming)

"Individuality and Correspondence: An Exploration of the History and Possible Future of Bohrian Quantum Empiricism." In J. Faye and H. Folse (eds.), Niels Bohr and Philosophy of Physics: Twenty-First Century Perspectives (Bloomsbury, 2018)

"Expertise and Self-Determination in Public Participation in Science." In J. Goodwin (ed.), Confronting the Challenges of Public Participation: Issues in Environmental, Planning and Health Decision-Making. (Science Communication Project, 2016)


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