Professor Koolage specializes in general philosophy of science and in the scholarship of teaching and learning. His primary focus is on (proper) scientific inferences and their limits. His secondary focus is on the (proper) construction of scientific theories. He is also interested in the philosophic assumptions and implications of several specific sciences, including psychology, cognitive science, biology, chemistry, and geology. His scholarship of teaching and learning is primarily directed at non-traditional learning activities and (general) assessment practices.
His teaching interests are broad, but he especially enjoys teaching general philosophy of science, philosophy of the life sciences, and introduction to philosophy. He also enjoys any and all opportunities to introduce students to philosophy and philosophical thinking.
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