I am a philosopher interested in scientific methods. Specifically, I use traditional epistemology, historical sources and social scientific methods to analyze how scientists use cognitive faculties (like imagination) or cognitive tools (like thought experiments, models, visualizations and computer simulations) to advance our understanding of the world.
I am currently principal investigator for a project on scientific reasoning based at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Geneva, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. I am also a fellow of the Digital Society Initiative in Zurich, where I am working on an account of which “cognitive” faculties will be required for autonomous robots to stand in the epistemic states needed to hold them responsible for their actions.
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. 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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