David Bates

Professor, Department of Rhetoric
University of California, Berkeley
CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies

David Bates' current project explores the problem of "human insight" in the rationalist tradition. He is particularly interested in rhetorical conceptions of knowledge in Enlightenment scientific epistemology, in logic and science in 19th-century thought, and in theories of insight at the intersections of 20th-century psychology, philosophy of science, cybernetics, and artificial intelligence research.

last updated: February 26th, 2021