Dr. Victor DiFate

Dr. Victor  DiFate

Dr. Victor DiFate

Associate Professor
Gregory Lucey Adm Center, 3rd Floor, Office 364
p: 251-380-4194

Areas of Specialization: History and Philosophy of Science; History of Ideas


Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
M.A., Johns Hopkins University
M.A., Texas A&M University
B.A., Northwestern University, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Courses taught:

  • Introductory Logic
  • Philosophy of Human Nature
  • Intermediate Logic
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Awesomeness
  • Contemporary Analytic Philosophy


  • “Arguing for Uniformity: Rethinking Lyell’s Principles of Geology” in Perspectives on Science, Volume 19, Issue 2, Summer 2011, Pages 136-153.
  • “Achinstein’s Newtonian Empiricism” in Philosophy of Science Matters: The Philosophy of Peter Achinstein, April 2011, Oxford University Press.
  • “Is Newton a ‘radical empiricist’ about method?”, in Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A Volume 42, Issue 1, March 2011, Pages 28–36.
  • “Evidence” in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, December 2007.