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Jeg har kompetanse i moderne vitenskapsteori. Min forskning ligger i skjæringspunktet mellom matematikkens filosofi og fysikkens filosofi, og den inkluderer også en interesse for sannsynlighetsteori og statistikkens filosofi. I den siste tiden har jeg fattet interesse for å undersøke den filosofiske relevansen av psykologisk forskning på matematisk kognisjon. Jeg er også interessert i den analytiske filosofiens historie og sentrale filosofer i denne historien - særlig Wittgenstein og Quine.

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Emner innenfor teoretisk filosofi.


Naturalizing Logico-Mathematical Knowledge: Approaches from Philosophy, Psychology and Cognitive Science. (Routledge, 2018) Edited collection of essays, 306p.

The Applicability of Mathematics in Science: Indispensability and Ontology. (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2012) Monograph, 252p.


SELECTED ARTICLES (full list and copies available on my personal website)

'Discontinuities and Singularities, Data and Phenomena: For Referentialism'. Synthese. Special issue on Infinite Idealizations in Science. Eds. L. Ruetsche, P. Palacios, S. Fletcher, E. Shech. Forthcoming.

'Phase Transitions'. The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Physics. Eds. E. Knox and A. Wilson. Routledge. Forthcoming.

'Later Wittgenstein and the Genealogy of Mathematical Necessity'. In Wittgenstein and Naturalism. Eds. K. Cahill and T. Raleigh. Routledge, 2018. Pp. 151-73

'Indispensability, Causation and Explanation'. Theoria. Special issue 'Updating Indispensabilities: Hillary Putnam In Memoriam'. Ed. Mary Leng. 33(2): 219-32

'The "Miracle" of Applicability? The Curious Case of the Simple Harmonic Oscillator' (Co-author Robert Moir) Foundations of Physics. 48(5): 507-525 (2018) Special issue on Philosophical Aspects in the Foundations of Physics. Eds. Miklos Redei, Harvey Brown, Klaas Landsman

'Scientific Explanation and Understanding: Unificationism Reconsidered'. European Journal for Philosophy of Science. 7(1): 103-126 (2017)

'On 'The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences''. In Models and Inferences in Science. Eds. T. Nickles, E. Ippoliti, F. Sterpetti. Pp. 11-29. Springer (2016)

'Later Wittgenstein on the Logicist Definition of Number'. In Early Analytic Philosophy. New Perspectives on the Tradition. Ed. S. Costreie. Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science Series. Pp. 233-257. Springer (2016)

'Numerical Methods, Complexity and Epistemic Hierarchies'. Co-author N. Fillion. Philosophy of Science 82.5: 941-955 (2015)

'Why does Water Boil? Fictions in Scientific Explanation'. In Recent Developments in the Philosophy of Science. Ed. U. Mäki et al. Pp. 319-330. Springer (2015)

'Neither Weak, Nor Strong? Emergence and Functional Reduction'. In Why More is Different. Philosophical Issues in Condensed Matter Physics and Complex Systems. Eds. M. Morrison and B. Falkenburg. Springer (2015)

'Indispensability and Explanation' British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 64(2): 255-277 (2013)

'Symmetry' In The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Physics. Ed. R. W. Batterman. Oxford Univ. Press (2013), pp. 287-317.

'Ludwig Wittgenstein: Later Philosophy of Mathematics' Entry for Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2012)

‘Bridge Laws in Inter-theoretic Relations’. Philosophy of Science 78.5: 1108-1119 (2011) ‘Probability Assignments and the Principle of Indifference. An Examination of Two Eliminative Strategies’. In Probabilities, Causes and Propensities in Physics. Ed. M. Suarez. Synthese Library. Springer (2011), pp. 61-76.

'On Bertrand's Paradox' Analysis 70: 30-35 (2010)

'Understanding Thermodynamic Singularities. Phase transitions, Data and Phenomena' Philosophy of Science 76.4: 488-505 (2009)

'Inference to the Best Explanation and Mathematical Realism' Synthese. 160: 13-20 (2008)

Publications in national current research information system (CRIStin)

  • FRIPRO-FRIHUMSAM research grant, co-held with K. Cahill (Univ. of Bergen), awarded by the Norwegian Research Council, 2019-2023. Mathematics with a Human Face. Set Theory within a Naturalized Wittgensteinean Framework