I am a philosopher interested in scientific methods. I use traditional epistemology, historical sources and social scientific methods to analyze how scientists use cognitive faculties (like imagination) and tools (like thought experiments, models, visualizations and artificial intelligence) to advance our understanding of the world.
I am currently principal investigator for a project on the epistemology of scientific imagination based at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Geneva, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.
On the side, I’m working on the possibility of Artificial Imagination and the connection between this and the possibility of artificial agents standing in the epistemic states needed to hold them responsible for their actions. I’m also working on how to improve science policy in medicine.
Previously, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. I have also been a visiting scholar at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Bielefeld, as well as an international fellow at the Digital Society Initiative at the University of Zurich. I completed my PhD at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto.
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