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Jeg har kompetanse i moderne vitenskapsteori. Min forskning ligger i skjæringspunktet mellom matematikkens filosofi og fysikkens 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. (Flere detaljer på min personal webpage)

For tiden er jeg professor ved FoF. Jeg har også undervist ved Univ. of Illinois og Univ. of Cambridge. Jeg studerte matematikk og filosofi i Bukarest og fikk min doktorgrad fra Univ. of Toronto i 2006.

Forskningsmidler/Priser (seleksjon)

  • Forskningsprosjekt FRIPRO-FRIHUMSAM sammen med Kevin Cahill (Univ. of Bergen). Forskningsrådet har tildelt midlene i des. 2018. Budget ca. 10 mil. NOK (1.1 mil. €) Titel: Matematikk med et menneskelig ansikt: Et naturalistisk og wittgensteinansk rammeverk for mengdeteori 2019 - 2024
  • Visiting Fellowship at Wadham College, Univ. of Oxford for Trinity Term 2022
  • Visiting Fellowship at Institute Vienna Circle March-April 2020 (postponed)

Innlegg (seleksjon)

Aktiviteter (seleksjon)

Konferanser

Administrasjon

  • MA studies coordinator Dept. of Phil. 2020
  • Co-representative in the Philosophy PhD Network including Univ. of Uppsala, Bologna, Bucharest, Helsinki and Bielefeld
  • External reviewer for US National Science Foundation (NSF) grants 2018

Andre

For mine kurs se mitt uib

Postdoktor:

  • Jeffrey Schatz (PhD Univ. of Calif. Irvine 2019) Fra August 2020. Co-veiledning med Kevin Cahill i forskningsprosjekt Mathematics with a Human Face: Set Theory within a Naturalized Wittgensteinean Framework

PhD kandidater:

  • Martin Sætre (Wittgenstein’s Philosophy of Mathematics) Startet jan. 2019. Co-veiledning med Kevin Cahill i forskningsprosjekt Mathematics with a Human Face: Set Theory within a Naturalized Wittgensteinean Framework
  • Ragnhild Jordahl (Metaphysics, Necessity, Laws of Nature. Disputas 24 April 2020) Co-veiledning med Ole Hjortland
  • Mark Young (Hist. and Phil. of Science. Disputas 26 April 2019) For tiden postdoctoral researcher at the Dept. of Values, Technology and Innovation, TU Delft. Fra jan. 2021, Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow at Univ. of Vienna

MA students:

  • Steffen Haakonsen (Scientific Realism. 2017)
  • Carl-Fredrik Bassøe (Causation and Digraphs. 2016) Co-veiledning med Uwe Wolter, Comp. Science Dept.
  • Sindre Søderstrøm (The Normative force of Logic. 2016) Co-veiledning med Ole Hjortland

Nylige kurs

For MN Fakultet, Univ. i Bergen:

I fortiden har jeg undervist ved Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2010-2012), Univ. of Cambridge (2008-2010), Univ. of Western Ontario (2007) og Univ. of Toronto (2005-2006). Info om det på min personal webpage.

BØKER

  • Naturalizing Logico-Mathematical Knowledge: Approaches from Philosophy, Psychology and Cognitive Science. (Routledge, 2018) Edited collection of essays, 306p.
  • Filosofi for Realister. Tekstsamling. Redigert sammen med Kevin Cahill. (Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, 2017)
  • The Applicability of Mathematics in Science: Indispensability and Ontology. (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2012) Monograph, 252p.

ARTIKLER (seleksjon; se min personlige webside)

  • Mathematical Explanations of Physical Phenomena. Australasian Journal of Philosophy. Forthcoming
  • Phase Transitions. Chapter 36 in The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Physics. Edited by Eleanor Knox and Alastair Wilson. Pp. 512-523. Routledge (2021) link to publisher
  • The Appearance of Skepticism: Possibility, Conceivability and Infinite Ascent. Canadian Journal of Philosophy. 51:2, 94-107 (2021) open access
  • Hard and Blind: On Wittgenstein’s Genealogical View of Logical Necessity. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 102(2): 439-458 (2021) open access
  • Discontinuities and Singularities, Data and Phenomena: For Referentialism. Synthese 196: 1919–1937 (2019) link
  • Later Wittgenstein and the Genealogy of Mathematical Necessity. In Wittgenstein and Naturalism. K. Cahill and T. Raleigh. (eds.) Pp. 151-173. Routledge (2018) link
  • The 'Miracle' of Applicability? The Curious Case of the Simple Harmonic Oscillator. (Co-author Robert MoirFoundations of Physics 48(5): 507-525 (2018) link
  • Scientific Explanation and Understanding: Unificationism Reconsidered. European Journal for Philosophy of Science 7(1): 103-126 (2017) link
  • Numerical Methods, Complexity and Epistemic Hierarchies. (Co-author Nicholas FillionPhilosophy of Science 82.5: 941-955 (2015) link
  • Symmetry. In The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Physics. R. Batterman. (ed.) Pp. 287-313. Oxford Univ. Press (2013) link 
  • Indispensability and Explanation. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 64(2): 255-277 (2013) link
  • On the Role of Bridge Laws in Inter-theoretic Relations. Philosophy of Science 78(5): 1108-1119 (2011) link
  • On Bertrand's Paradox. Analysis 70: 30-35 (2010) link
  • Understanding Thermodynamic Singularities. Phase transitions, Data and Phenomena. Philosophy of Science 76.4: 488-505 (2009) link
  • Reifying Mathematics? Prediction and Symmetry Classification. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 39.2: 239-58 (2008) link
  • Inference to the Best Explanation and Mathematical Realism. Synthese 160: 13-20 (2008) link
  • Steiner on the Applicability of Mathematics and Naturalism. Philosophia Mathematica (3)14: 26-43 (2006) link

Andre publikasjoner

  • Book review: Marc Lange Because Without Cause (Oxford Univ. Press, 2017) British Journal for Philosophy of Science. BJPS Review of Books. (2017) link
  • Introduksjon: Hvorfor skal realister ha Examen Philosophicum? I Filosofi for Realister. Tekstsamling. S. Bangu, K. Cahill (red.) Pp. 9-13. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget (2017) link to publisher
  • Book review: Peter Vickers Understanding Inconsistent Science (Oxford Univ. Press, 2013) Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. (2014) link
  • Critical notice: Structures, Fictions, and the Explanatory Epistemology of Mathematics in Science. Metascience 22(2): 247-273 (2013) Invited contribution to a symposium on Christopher Pincock's Mathematics and Scientific Representation, Oxford Univ. Press, 2012. Co-symposiasts: M. Balaguer and E. Landry. Responses by C. Pincock. link