Mary Domski is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of New Mexico. Before joining the UNM faculty in 2005, she taught at Fresno State for two years, and before that, she was a graduate student at Indiana University, where she earned her PhD in the History and Philosophy of Science. Mary’s research focuses on the interplay of philosophy, mathematics, and science in the early modern period, and in the work of Descartes, Newton, and Kant, in particular. She also has a strong interest in questions concerning the cooperation between the history of science and the philosophy of science and in questions about how history of philosophy, science, and mathematics might be fruitfully integrated into current debates in philosophy of science.
In addition to authoring several papers on themes in seventeenth century mathematics and science, Mary is also co-editor (with Michael Dickson) of Discourse on a New Method: Reinvigorating the Marriage of History and Philosophy of Science (Open Court, 2010) and is currently guest editor for a special issue of the Southern Journal of Philosophy dedicated to “Newton and Newtonianism.” During her time at the Center, Mary will be working on a book manuscript that brings Descartes’ and Newton’s philosophies of mathematics into conversation. The working title for the manuscript is Descartes and Newton on Mathematics, Metaphysics and Method.
When not sitting at a computer or with a book, you’ll likely find Mary trying to figure out the ins and outs of Pittsburgh, spending time with her friends in the area, happily cheering for the local sports teams, or sitting quietly in front of a television.