Suárez, Mauricio

Professor Dr Mauricio Suárez  

Department

Position held

Non LSE positions held

Logic and Philosophy of Science, Complutense University, Madrid

Tenured Professor

 

Philosophy, Harvard University

Visiting Scholar

 

Experience keywords:

causal inference and propensities, particularly in quantum mechanics; models, inference and representation in science; philosophy and history of science (esp physics); scientific epistemology

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His main research interests lie in the philosophical foundations of physics (particularly quantum mechanics) and general epistemology of science, and he has published widely in both areas. He defends a broad kind of pragmatism that does not skew but rather aims to assimilate and appropriate for itself traditional realist notions such as representation, explanation, warrant, causation, disposition or propensity.

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Spain

Languages:

French [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]; Italian [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]; Spanish [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

Media experience:

Radio; TV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7573

LSE email:

m.suarez@lse.ac.uk

Publications

2016

Pero, Francesca and Suárez, Mauricio (2016) Varieties of misrepresentation and homomorphism European Journal for Philosophy of Science, 6 (1). 71-90. ISSN 1879-4912

2015

Suárez, Mauricio (2015) Representation in science In: Humpreys, Paul, (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Science. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199368815

Suárez, Mauricio (2015) Scientific representation, denotation, and fictional entities In: Mäki, Uskali and Votsis, Ioannis and Ruphy, Stéphanie and Schurz, Gerhard, (eds.) Recent Developments in the Philosophy of Science: EPSA13 Helsinki. European Studies in Philosophy of Science, 1. Springer, Cham, Switzerland, 331-341. ISBN 9783319230146

Suárez, Mauricio (2015) Bohmian dispositions Synthese, 192 (10). 3203-3228. ISSN 0039-7857

Suárez, Mauricio (2015) Deflationary representation, inference, and practice Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A, 49. 36-47. ISSN 0039-3681

2014

Suárez, Mauricio (2014) Scientific representation Oxford Bibliographies Online.

San Pedro, Iñaki and Suárez, Mauricio (2014) Indeterminismo e inferencia causal Teorema, 33 (1). 95-109. ISSN 0210-1602

Suárez, Mauricio (2014) A critique of empiricist propensity theories European Journal for Philosophy of Science, 4 (2). 215-231. ISSN 1879-4912

Suárez, Mauricio (2014) The contextual character of causal evidence Topoi, 33 (2). 397-406. ISSN 0167-7411

2013

Suárez, Mauricio (2013) Propensities and pragmatism The Journal of Philosophy, 110 (2). 61-92. ISSN 0022-362X

Suárez, Mauricio (2013) Fictions, conditionals, and stellar astrophysics International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 27 (3). 235-252. ISSN 0269-8595

Suárez, Mauricio (2013) Interventions and causality in quantum mechanics Erkenntnis, 78 (S2). 199-213. ISSN 0165-0106

2012

Suárez, Mauricio (2012) The ample modelling mind Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A, 43 (1). 213-217. ISSN 00393681

Suárez, Mauricio (2012) The ample modelling mind Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A, 43 (1). 213-217. ISSN 0039-3681

Suárez, Mauricio (2012) Science, philosophy and the a priori Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A, 43 (1). 1-6. ISSN 0039-3681

Suárez, Mauricio (2012) Contextos de descubrimiento causal Revista de Filosofía, 37 (1). 27-36. ISSN 0034-8244

2011

Suárez, Mauricio (2011) Probabilities, causes and propensities in physics Synthese Library (347). Springer, Dordrecht, Germany. ISBN 9781402099038

Suárez, Mauricio (2011) Four theses on probabilities, causes, propensities In: Suárez, Mauricio, (ed.) Probabilities, Causes and Propensities in Physics. Synthese Library, 347. Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 1-41. ISBN 9781402099045

Suárez, Mauricio (2011) Causal Markov, robustness and quantum correlations In: Suárez, Mauricio, (ed.) Probabilities, Causes and Propensities in Physics. Synthese Library, 347. Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 173-193. ISBN 9781402099045

Suárez, Mauricio (2011) Scientific realism, the Galilean strategy and representation In: Gonzalez, Wenceslao J., (ed.) Scientific Realism and Democratic Society: The Philosophy of Philip Kitcher. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities, 101. Rodopi, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 269-293. ISBN 9789042034495

2010

Suárez, Mauricio (2010) Fictions, inference and realism In: Woods, John, (ed.) Fictions and Models: New Essays. Philosophia Verlag, Munich. ISBN 9783884050996

Suárez, Mauricio and Dorato, Mauro and Rédei, Miklós, eds (2010) EPSA epistemology and methodology of science Launch of the European Philosphy of Science Association, 1. Springer, Dordrecht. ISBN 9789048132621

Suárez, Mauricio and Dorato, Mauro and Rédei, Miklós, eds (2010) EPSA philosophical issues in the sciences Launch of the European Philosphy of Science Association, 2. Springer, Dordrecht. ISBN 9789048132515

Suárez, Mauricio (2010) Experimental realism defended: how inference to the most likely cause might be sound In: Bovens, Luc and Hoefer, Carl and Hartmann, Stephan, (eds.) Nancy Cartwright's Philosophy of Science. Routledge studies in the philosophy of science. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415883924

2008

Suárez, Mauricio (2008) Fictions in science: philosophical essays on modeling and idealisation Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science / Artificial intelligence series. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415990356

Suárez, Mauricio and Cartwright, Nancy (2008) Theories: tools versus models Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 39 (1). 62-81. ISSN 1355-2198

San Pedro, Iñaki and Suárez, Mauricio (2008) The principle of common cause and indeterminism: a review Technical report, 07/08. Contingency and Dissent in Science Project, London, UK.

2007

Suárez, Mauricio (2007) Causal inference in quantum mechanics: a reassessment In: Russo, Frederica and Williamson, Jon, (eds.) Causality and Probability in the Sciences. College Publications, London, UK. ISBN 1904987354

Suárez, Mauricio (2007) Quantum propensities Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 38 (2). 418-438. ISSN 1355-2198

Suárez, Mauricio and San Pedro, Iñaki (2007) EPR robustness and the causal Markov condition LSE philosophy papers, PP/04/07. Centre of Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, London, UK.

2006

Suárez, Mauricio (2006) Experimental realism defended: how inference to the most likely cause might be sound Technical Report 01/06. Contingency And Dissent in Science Project, CPNSS, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Suárez, Mauricio (2006) Propensities in quantum mechanics Discussion paper, Steuer, Max, ed DP 80/06. Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, London, UK.

2005

Suárez, Mauricio (2005) The semantic view, empirical adequacy, and application Crítica: Revista Hispanoamericana de Filosofía, 37 (109). 29-63. ISSN 0011-1503

2004

Suárez, Mauricio (2004) An inferential conception of scientific representation Philosophy of Science, 71 (5). 767-779. ISSN 0031-8248

Suárez, Mauricio (2004) Quantum selections, propensities and the problem of measurement The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 55 (2). 219-255. ISSN 0007-0882

2003

Suárez, Mauricio (2003) Scientific representation: against similarity and isomorphism International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 17 (3). 225-244. ISSN 0269-8595

2002

Suárez, Mauricio (2002) The pragmatics of scientific representation Discussion paper, DP 66/02. Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, London, UK.

2001

Suárez, Mauricio (2001) Selections, dispositions and the problem of measurement Discussion paper, DP 57/01. Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, London, UK.

2000

Cartwright, Nancy and Suárez, Mauricio (2000) Endpiece Theoria, 15 (7). 123-128. ISSN 0495-4548

Cartwright, Nancy and Suárez, Mauricio (2000) A causal model for EPR Discussion paper, DP 50/00. Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, London, UK.

1999

Suárez, Mauricio (1999) Theories, models and interpretations In: Magnani, Lorenzo and Nersessian, Nancy J. and Thagard, Paul, (eds.) Model-Based Reasoning in Scientific Discovery. Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers, New York, USA. ISBN 9780306462924

Suárez, Mauricio (1999) The role of models in the application of scientific theories: epistemological implications In: Morgan, Mary S. and Morrison, Margaret, (eds.) Models as Mediators: Perspectives on Natural and Social Science. Ideas in context (52). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780521655712

1996

Suárez, Mauricio (1996) On the physical impossibility of ideal quantum measurements Foundations of Physics Letters, 9 (5). 425-435. ISSN 0894-9875

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Leverhulme Trust Fellowship

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Dr Suárez has held positions at Wolfson College, Oxford, St. Andrews, Northwestern and Bristol Universities and is at present Associate Professor in Logic and Philosophy of Science at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard.

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