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I am a philosopher interested in empirically-informed philosophy of science. In other words, I draw on historical sources, social scientific methods, and results from cognitive science, to inform philosophical analyses of science. My main interest is scientific methodology.

I am especially interested in how scientists reason, including how they use their imaginations, and how imagination and reason are empowered by computer simulations, thought experiments, visualizations, metaphors, models and artificial intelligence.

Increasingly, I am concerned about the ethics of science, the use of AI in science (including robot scientists), and scientific pedagogy.

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