Philip Mirowski
Professor of Economics and Policy Studies, University of Notre Dame

Philip Mirowski is the Carl E Koch Professor of Economics and Policy Studies and the History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Notre Dame, and a fellow at the Reilly Center in Indiana. His latest book, together with Edward Nik-Khah, is The Knowledge We Have Lost in Information (2017).

Written by Philip Mirowski

Volunteers out on Moth Night in Brill, Buckinghamshire, UK. The annual census is organised by Butterfly Conservation and Atropos. Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

History of science
Against citizen science

It might style itself as a grassroots movement but citizen science is little more than a cheap land-grab by big business

Philip Mirowski