Barry Loewer is a philosopher and Chairperson of the Department of Philosophy at Rutgers University.  He is also the director of the Rutgers Center for Philosophy and the Sciences.  His specialities include philosophy of science, metaphysics, philosophical logic, and philosophy of mind.  He received his BA in Philosophy, Mathematics, and Greek from Amherst College.  He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Stanford University.  He is known for work on mental causation, the metaphysics of laws and chance, and the interpretation of quantum mechanics. Loewer has collaborated with Marvin Belzer, Ernest Lepore, and David Albert.