David Stump

David Stump


Faculty Emeritus

(415) 422-6153 Kalmanovitz Hall 161


David J. Stump is a professor of philosophy at the University of San Francisco. A native Californian, he was educated at the University of California and Northwestern University. He is co-editor, with Peter Galison, of The Disunity of Science, and is author of journal articles on Poincaré, Duhem, the history and philosophy of mathematics, and general philosophy of science. His research is centered on late 19th and early 20th century philosophy and science and the exchange between the two, especially in physics, mathematics, and logic.

His teaching interests focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and include the philosophy of science, logic, pragmatism and the development of analytic philosophy. David is married and has two grown children. He enjoys travel, hiking, museums and reading popular accounts of science and technology. He refuses to watch television but is a fan of NPR and alternative radio programming.

Program Director, Honors Program in the Humanities
Professor, University of San Francisco, 9/2007 - present
Chair, Department of Philosophy, University of San Francisco, 6/2002-6/2005
Visiting Professor, University of Vienna (Austria) International Summer University, 2001
Associate Professor (tenured), University of San Francisco, 9/1997- 8/2007
Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco, 8/1992-8/1997
Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer, University of California, San Diego, 9/1991-8/1992
NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University, 7/1990-6/1991
Lecturer, California State University, Long Beach, 1/1988-1/1990
PhD, Northwestern University
BA, UC Berkeley
Selected Publications

List of publications [PDF]

Awards & Distinctions

Visiting Scholar, Centre de recherches interdisciplinaires en sciences humaines et sociales, Université Paul Valery, Montpellier, France, 2019-2020

Visiting Scholar, Archives Henri Poincaré, University of Lorraine, France, Fall 2014

Visiting Fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, Fall 2012

NEH Chair in the Humanities, University of San Francisco, 2007-2008

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Science Studies Program, 1991-1992 University of California, San Diego

NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship in Science, Technology and Society, 1990-1991 Senior Sponsor: Peter Galison; completed at Stanford University