Current Visitors

Nicholas Baigent

My PhD in Social Choice Theory was obtained from Essex University after studying economics at UCL. I have taught at universities in Austria, Denmark, UK and USA including Graz University, Aarhus University, Essex University, Cornell University and Tulane University. I was a founding member of the Central European Program for Economic Theory (CEPET). I taught many areas of economics, most recently Game Theory at the LSE. I retired from full time teaching in 2012. In the past, my research was mainly in Social Choice Theory, particularly topological social choice theory. Currently, I am working on: (1) Violence: Concept and Measurement; (2) Revealed Preference; and (3) Uncertainty Aversion under Complete Ignorance.
 
Dates of Visit: September 2015 – September 2017

Email: n.baigent@lse.ac.uk

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María José Arrojo Baliña

María José Arrojo Baliña

Maria Jose Arrojo is Reader at the Department of Humanities of the University of A Coruña. She has the recognition as Titular Professor in the field of Communication Sciences. She is a member of the research group that works on the philosophy and methodology of the sciences of the artificial. The leader of the research team is Professor Wenceslao J. Gonzalez.

Arrojo has published papers analyzing communication sciences from the perspective of the sciences of artificial, in general, and the design sciences, in particular. In addition, she is a member of the organizing committee of the Conferences on Contemporary Philosophy and Methodology of Science of the University of A Coruña, which are endorsed by the Society of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science in Spain.

She has been working off research projects on bounded rationality and the sciences of design supported by the Spanish Ministry related to scientific research and technological innovation. Among her papers are “Towards a New Approach to Communication and Information Theory: Communication Sciences as Sciences of the Artificial,” “Communication Sciences as Sciences of the Artificial: An Analysis of the Digital Terrestrial Television,” “Complexity in Communication Sciences as Sciences of Design: The Digital Terrestrial Television and Parsimonious Factors,” and “New Epistemological and Methodological Criteria for Communication Sciences: The Conception as Applied Sciences of Design.”

Dates of Visit: 1 August – 30 September 2016

Email: mjarrojo@udc.es

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Eric Brandstedt

Eric Brandstedt

PhD in Philosophy. Defended my dissertation, The Construction of a Sustainable Development in Times of Climate Change, in 2013. I have a broad field of interest within practical philosophy centred around "climate justice", including political philosophy, moral philosophy, and to some extent value theory and environmental philosophy. I have also done research and teaching on human rights. Since June 2015, I work on a postdoc project (funded by the Swedish Research Council) about how climate ethics can be made relevant to climate politics. .

Dates of visit:  September 2015 – September 2017

Email: e.brandstedt@lse.ac.uk

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Irene Bucelli

Irene Bucelli

I hold a PhD in Philosophy, awarded by King's College London in 2014. My thesis examined problems in the philosophy of action, specifically debates about normativity, autonomy and moral responsibility. My current interests lay at intersection between philosophy and the social sciences, with a particular focus on Education policy. I am currently collaborating with the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (LSE).
 
Dates of Visit: October 2015 – August 2016

Email: I.Bucelli@lse.ac.uk

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Ulf Dahlsten

Ulf Dahlsten

Ulf Dahlsten has been affiliated with CPNSS since 2001. He has a PhD from Potsdam University on the subject World Market Governance, an MSc in Economics and an MSc in Physics. He is Senior Advisor to the Global Climate Forum in Berlin and to the think-tank Global Challenge in Stockholm.

Dates of visit: January 2016 – January 2018

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Wenceslao J. Gonzalez

Wenceslao J. Gonzalez

Wenceslao is Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of A Coruña. He is a Full Member of the Académie International de Philosophie des Sciences/International Academy for Philosophy of Sciences. He has been a Team Leader of the European Science Foundation program entitled “The Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective” (2008-2013). He has been named a Distinguished Researcher by the Main National University of San Marcos in Lima (Peru). Wenceslao has been a visiting researcher at the Universities of St. Andrews, Münster and London (LSE), as well as Visiting Fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Science and Visiting Scholar of the Department of Philosophy (U. Pittsburgh). He has given lectures at the Universities of Pittsburgh, Stanford, Quebec, Helsinki and Nevada at Reno. The conferences in which he has participated include those organized by the Universities of Uppsala, New South Wales, Bologna, Canterbury (NZ), Vienna, and Beijing. He received the Research Award in Humanities given in 1995 by the Autonomous Community of Galicia (Spain). He was President of the Committee of Doctoral Programs at the University of A Coruña (2002-2004)  

Dates of visit: 1 July – 31 August, 2016

Email: wencglez@udc.es

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krauss

Alexander Krauss

Alexander is a visiting research fellow at CPNSS. He also teaches at the University College London. His postdoc research focuses largely on questions of epistemology, the philosophy of science and the limitations of science. He has a Bachelor's in Philosophy , a Master's in Philosophy, as well as in Political Science, and a PhD in Development Economics.

Dates of visit: January 2015 – June 2018

Email: a.krauss@ucl.ac.uk

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Heinrich Nax

Heinrich Nax

A social choice student turned evolutionary game theorist turned experimentalist turned social choice theorist. Educated at LSE, Oxford, PSE, and JHU. Currently at ETH.

Dates of Visit: December 2014 – December 2016

Email: Heinrich.nax@gess.ethz.ch

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Cailin O'Connor

Cailin O'Connor

Cailin O'Connor is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science at University of California Irvine.  She is also a member of the Institute of Mathematical and Behavioral Sciences there.  O'Connor is currently administering the NSF grant 'Dynamics and Diversity in Epistemic Communities', which is to use evolutionary game theoretic and game theoretic models to explore issues regarding diversity in epistemic communities.  Her work has used formal tools to shed light on such diverse topics as vagueness, perceptual categorization, guilt, and bargaining between classes.

Dates of Visit: 2 August – 30 September 2016

Email: cailinmeister@gmail.com

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Eric R. Scerri

Eric R. Scerri

Eric R. Scerri is a chemist, writer and philosopher of science, of Maltese origin. He is a lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles; and the founder and editor-in-chief of Foundations of Chemistry, an international peer reviewed journal covering the history and philosophy of chemistry, and chemical education.

He is a world authority on the history and philosophy of the periodic table and is the author and editor of several books in this and related fields.[4] Dr. Scerri was a participant in the 2014 PBS documentary film, The Mystery of Matter.

Dr Scerri received his BSc from Westfield College (University of London), his Certificate in Postgraduate Study from the University of Cambridge, his MPhil from the University of Southampton, and his PhD from King's College London.

Dates of Visit: 15 August – 14 September 2016

Email: scerri@chem.ucla.edu

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maria-serban

Maria Serban

I hold a PhD in Philosophy, awarded by the University of East Anglia in 2014. My doctoral studies focused on debates concerning the ontology and epistemology of modeling in psychology and neuroscience. My postdoctoral project at the Center for Philosophy of Science in Pittsburgh (2014-2015) was centered on understanding the relationship between the mechanistic and emergentist approaches promoted in cognitive psychology and systems neuroscience. Arguing for a broadly pragmatist framework in which to think about the heuristic and explanatory strategies used in scientific practice, I have focused primarily on how mathematics is used to support the relative independence of systemic approaches to neurobiological processes and to motivate the emergentist framework. In my current work, I investigate the epistemology of large scale neural simulations. I am interested to clarify the epistemic roles that computer simulations of vast collections of neural models play in generating predictions, explanations, and in guiding in silico experiments that would further support specific functional neuroscientific hypotheses. I also wish to explore how the questions raised by simulation methodologies in neuroscience relate to those discussed in climate science. I have also broad interests in philosophical accounts of explanation and analogical reasoning in both mathematics and empirical science.

Dates of Visit: October 2015 – September 2016

Email: mariaserban.org@gmail.com

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Hamid Seyedsayamdost

Hamid Seyedsayamdost

Hamid holds a BA in Economics and a PhD in Philosophy from the London School of Economics. His PhD thesis examines the reproducibility of empirical findings in the natural and social sciences. Aside from work on reproducibility, he has an interest in moral and political philosophy, economics, as well as data science.

Dates of Visit: 18 May - 22 September 2016

Email: hs12@email.com

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Jim Weatherall

Jim Weatherall

I am Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of California, Irvine.  My first book The Physics of Finance was published (in the UK) by Short Books in 2013; my second book, Void: The Strange Physics of Nothing will be published in November 2016 by Yale University Press.  I hold PhDs in physics and mathematical science, and in philosophy; most of my research is on topics in the mathematical and conceptual foundations of physics, including classical and quantum field theory.

Dates of Visit: 2 August – 30 September 2016

Email: jim.weatherall@gmail.com

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