Amit Hagar

Amit Hagar is a Professor of History and Philosophy of Science Medicine and the Chair of the department at Indiana University, Bloomington where is is also an Adjunct Professor of Intelligent Systems Engineering in the School of Informatics and Computing. Professor Hagar is the recipient of two research awards from the National Science Foundation and is a Fulbright Scholar. He earned his B.A. in Psychology, Philosophy, and Cognitive Science and M.A. in the Philosophy of Physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of British Columbia.

Professor Hagar is a philosopher of physics interested in the foundations of modern physics, especially in the notion of objective chance, the philosophy of time, and the notion of physical computation.

Representative Publications

Hagar, Amit. “A Philosopher Looks at Quantum Information Theory.” Philosophy of Science 70.4 (2003): 752-775.

Hagar, Amit, and Alex Korolev. “Quantum Hypercomputation—Hype or Computation?.” Philosophy of Science 74.3 (2007): 347-363.

Hagar, Amit. “Ed Fredkin and the Physics of Information: An Inside Story of an Outsider Scientist.” Information & Culture 51.3 (2016): 419-443.

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