I’m associate professor of philosophy of science at the Centre for Science Studies and a member of Research Unit for Epistemology, Metaphysics, and Philosophy of Cognition at Aarhus University in Denmark.
My research in general philosophy of science focuses on the theory-evidence relationship, theory choice, prediction, explanation, and discovery. I use the history of science and other empirical methods to complement the philosophical toolbox. My book Theoretical Virtues in Science: Uncovering Reality Through Theory (CUP, 2018) is a culmination of that work.
I also have an interest in meta-philosophy both with regards to philosophy of science and other areas of philosophy. From 2016-2019, I was the PI of the research group on Intuitions in Science and Philosophy, which focused on the (prima facie strange) practice of using intuitive judgements as evidence in both science and philosophy.
My PhD (in philosophy) is from the University of Leeds (2008). Prior to my appointment in Aarhus, I taught at the University of Birmingham (UK), and had research fellowships at the universities of Stockholm, Konstanz, and Pittsburgh (as fellow at Centre for Philosophy of Science). I recently visited the Department of Philosophy at the UBC in Vancouver.
- Video of talk on Theoretical Virtues
- New paper in Inquiry
- Poster on Theoretical Virtues
- Four new paper drafts
- Publication of book on Linguistic Intuitions