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, both in science and philosophy, and in particular in thought experiments in physics and acceptability judgments in linguistics.
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.
- Lakatos Centenary Twitter summary
- Workshop on Theoretical Virtues and Non-Empirical Guides in Scientific Theory-Development
- Papers at Kuhn and Lakatos Centenaries
- New publication: Micro-level model explanation and counterfactual constraint
- Workshop: non-empirical theory-confirmation / Stockholm
Background image: artwork by Elmgreen & Dragset at Dokk1 in Aarhus. Image owned by myself.