Robert Rosenberger is an assistant professor in the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Working in the philosophy of technology and philosophy of science, his approach involves refining philosophical ideas through their application to scientific research, technology design, and policy.
In the philosophy of technology, Rosenberger works from the phenomenological perspective to describe in detail how human experience is structured through the use of technology. These investigations include the analysis of experiences such as talking on the phone, watching television, driving, and using the computer. In an ongoing series of papers, Rosenberger investigates the experience of the use of imaging technologies in scientific practice, with case studies in neurobiology and space science.
In the philosophy of science, Rosenberger studies the nature of scientific debate. His work focuses on the ways scientific debates become institutionalized, how they shift and develop over time, and what epistemological issues follow. In addition, with his colleagues in the Group for Logic and Formal Semantics, Rosenberger explores the philosophy of computer simulation. Their work includes the creation of a graphic measure for robustness in game theory, and computer simulations of social psychological theories of prejudice reduction. See computationalphilosophy.org
- Philosophy of Science: 5 Questions. Editor. Automatic Press/VIP. 2010.
- "A Case Study in the Applied Philosophy of Imaging: The Synaptic Vesicle Debate." Science, Technology, & Human Values. 36(1): 6-31, 2011.
- "The Sudden Experience of the Computer." AI & Society. 24: 173-180, 2009.
- "A Graphic Measure for Game-Theoretic Robustness." by Patrick Grim, Randy Au, Nancy Louie, Robert Rosenberger, Will Braynen, Evan Selinger, and Robb E. Eason. Synthese. 163(2): 273-297, 2008.
- "Perceiving Other Planets: Bodily Experience, Interpretation, and The Mars Orbiter Camera." Human Studies. 31(1): 63-75, 2008.
- "Modeling Prejudice Reduction: Spatialized Game Theory and the Contact Hypothesis." by Patrick Grim, Evan Selinger, William Braynen, Robert Rosenberger, Randy Au, Nancy Louie, and John Connolly. Public Affairs Quarterly. 19(2): 95-125, 2005.