Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy
Associate Fellow, Tembusu College
Associate, Asia Research Institute
National University of Singapore
email: axel{at}gelfert{dot}net
  
 
   

Brief Introduction Top

Axel Gelfert joined the Department in 2006 from Budapest, having previously completed a PhD in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. His undergraduate training was in Theoretical Physics (Dipl.Phys., Humboldt University, Berlin, 2000.) He is currently the Convenor of the Science, Technology and Society (STS) Minor programme. In addition, he is an Associate Fellow at Tembusu College and an Associate at NUS's Asia Research Institute (ARI).


Teaching Areas Top

Philosophy of Science and Technology, Epistemology, History of Western Philosophy.

Previously taught courses: PH2201/GEM2025 Introduction to Philosophy of Science (2007, 2009, 2011, 2012); PH2207 Hume & Kant (2008); PH2223/GEK2037 Introduction to Philosophy of Technology (2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014); GEM2902 Climate Change (2012, 2013); PH3201 Philosophy of Social Science (2012); PH3213 Knowledge, Modernity, and Global Change (2008, 2010, 2013); PH3248 Social and Formal Epistemology (2014); PH4201 Philosophy of Science (The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, 2010; Philosophy of Biology, 2014); PH4210 Topics in Western Philosophy (The Value of Knowledge, 2010); PH5423 Philosophy of Science and Technology (Scientific Models, 2009; Scientific Objectivity, 2012); PH6210 History of Western Philosophy (2009); PH6540 Topics in Analytic Philosophy (Thought Experiments and the Philosophy of Mind, 2010; Social Epistemology and Epistemology of Disagreement, 2011); PH6760 Philosophical Topics (Social Theories of Language and Communication; 2007)

Courses in 2015-16:

PH2223/GEK2037 (Semester 1) Introduction to the Philosophy of Technology
PH3248 (Semester 1) Social and Formal Epistemology
PH2201/GEM2025 (Semester 2) Introduction to Philosophy of Science


Current Research Top

  • Epistemology of testimony, Philosophy of knowledge (historical, social, and applied epistemology)
  • General philosophy of science (esp. scientific models, theory change, scientific evidence and consensus/dissent, agnotology)
  • Philosophy of language, mind, and (social & extended) cognition
  • Philosophy of technology and technoscience (emerging technologies, thing knowledge, epistemic tools)


Publications Top

BOOKS/MONOGRAPHS AUTHORED

  • How to Do Science with Models: A Philosophical Primer Dordrecht: Springer 2016. (147 pages; pdf excerpt: )
     

    From the reviews:

    “This is a truly excellent book. Not only does it provide insightful analysis of contemporary philosophical accounts of modelling, but it draws our attention to important yet unexplored questions related to the exploratory function of models and their connection to issues in the philosophy of technology. By focusing our attention on a broad range of examples it provides the best systematic treatment of scientific modelling to appear in many years. Highly recommended!” –  Margaret Morrison, University of Toronto
     

  • A Critical Introduction to Testimony. London: Bloomsbury 2014. (264 pages; pdf excerpt: )
     

    From the reviews:

    “Axel Gelfert has written a lucid, comprehensive, fair and balanced introduction to the epistemology of testimony, clearly useful for students and scholars alike. If you're interested in learning about how we learn from others, this is the place to start.” –  Peter Graham, University of California, Riverside

    “Gelfert has left no stone in the epistemology of testimony unturned, providing an impressively comprehensive treatment of the issues in this vast area, and doing so with clarity and fair-mindedness. This is a must-read for anyone interested in social epistemology.” –  Jennifer Lackey, Northwestern University

EDITORIAL WORK ON JOURNALS

ARTICLES IN JOURNALS

  • "Inner Speech, Natural Language, and the Modularity of the Mind", Kairos Vol. 14, 2015, pp. 7-29
  • "Symbol Systems as Collective Representational Resources: Mary Hesse, Nelson Goodman, and the Problem of Scientific Representation", Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective Vol. 4 (6) 2015, pp. 52-61
  • "Disattendability, Civil Inattention, and the Epistemology of Privacy", Philosophical Analysis Vol. 31, 2014, pp. 151-181
  • "The 'Extendedness' of Scientific Evidence", Philosophical Issues Vol. 24 (1) 2014, pp. 253-281 (with E. Kerr)
  • "Applicability, Indispensability, and Underdetermination: Puzzling over Wigner's 'Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics' ", Science & Education Vol. 23 (5) 2014, pp. 997-1009
  • "Observation, Inference, and Imagination: Elements of Edgar Allan Poe's Philosophy of Science", Science & Education Vol. 23 (3) 2014, pp. 589-607.
  • "Climate Scepticism, Epistemic Dissonance, and the Ethics of Uncertainty", Philosophy and Public Issues (New Series), Vol. 3 (1) 2013, pp. 167-208
  • "Hume on Curiosity", British Journal for the History of Philosophy Vol. 21 (4) 2013, pp. 711-732.  
  • "Synthetic Biology Between Technoscience and Thing Knowledge", Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Vol. 44 (2) 2013, pp. 141-149
  • "Before Biopolis: Representations of the Biotechnology Discourse in Singapore", East Asian Science, Technology and Society Vol. 7 (1) 2013, pp. 103-123
  • "Strategies of Model-Building in Condensed Matter Physics: Trade-Offs as a Demarcation Criterion Between Physics and Biology?" Synthese Vol. 190 (2) 2013, pp. 252-273.
  • "Coverage-Reliability, Epistemic Dependence, and the Problem of Rumor-Based Belief", Philosophia, Vol. 41 (3) 2013, pp 763-786. 
  • "Art History, the Problem of Style, and Arnold Hauser’s Contribution to the History and Sociology of Knowledge", Studies in East European Thought, Vol. 62 (1-2) 2012, pp. 121-142
  • "Nanotechnology as Ideology: Towards a Critical Theory of ‘Converging Technologies’", Science, Technology, and Society, Vol. 17 (1) 2012, pp. 143-164
  • "Who is an Epistemic Peer?", Logos & Episteme: An International Journal of Epistemology, Vol. 2 (4) 2011, pp. 507-514.
  • "Expertise, Argumentation, and the End of Inquiry", Argumentation Vol. 25 (3) 2011, pp. 297-312.
  • "Mathematical Formalisms in Scientific Practice: From Denotation to Model-Based Representation", Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Vol. 42 (2) 2011, pp. 272-286.
  • "Steps to an Ecology of Knowledge: Continuity and Change in the Genealogy of Knowledge", Episteme: A Journal of Social Epistemology, Vol. 8 (1) 2011, pp. 67-82
  • "Reconsidering the Role of Inference to the Best Explanation in the Epistemology of Testimony", Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Vol. 41 (4) 2010, pp. 386-396
  • "Hume on Testimony Revisited", Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy Vol. 13 (2010) pp. 60-75.
  • "Kant and the Enlightenment's Contribution to Social Epistemology", Episteme: A Journal of Social Epistemology, Vol. 7 (1) 2010, pp. 79-99
  • "Indefensible Middle Ground for Local Reductionism about Testimony", Ratio, Vol. 22 (2) 2009, pp. 170-190
  • "Rigorous Results, Cross-Model Justification, and the Transfer of Empirical Warrant", Synthese, Vol. 169 (3) 2009, pp. 497-519
  • "Kant on Testimony", British Journal for the History of Philosophy, Vol. 14 (4) 2006, pp. 627-652
  • "Mathematical Rigor in Physics: Putting Exact Results in Their Place", Philosophy of Science, Vol. 72 (5) 2005, pp. 723-738
  • "Manipulative Success and the Unreal", International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 17 (3) 2003, pp. 245-263
  • "Perception and prejudice. Uncertainty and the investment in gender", Economic and Political Weekly Vol. 37 (2002) 4382-4389 (with P.H.L. Nillesen)
  • "The absence of finite-temperature phase transitions in low-dimensional many-body models: a survey and new results" (Topical review), Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter Vol. 13 (2001) R505-R524 (with W. Nolting)
  • "Absence of a Magnetic Phase Transition in Heisenberg, Hubbard, and Kondo-lattice Films", physica status solidi (b), Vol. 217 (2000) 805-818.

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

  • "Saving Models from Phenomena: A Cautionary Tale from Membrane and Cell Biology", in Integrated History and Philosophy of Science. Proceedings of the 5th Conference, ed. F. Stadler, Dordrecht: Springer (forthcoming; with J. Mok)
  • "The Ontology of Models", in Springer Handbook of Model-Based Science, ed. L. Magnani and T. Bertolotti, Heidelberg/New York: Springer (forthcoming)
  • "'Keine gewöhnlichere, nützlichere und selbst für das menschliche Leben notwendigere Schlussart': Ein neues Bild von David Hume als Theoretiker menschlichen Zeugnisses", in Über Zeugen: Szenarien von Zeugenschaft und ihre Akteure, ed. M. Däumer, A. Kalisky & H. Schlie, Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink (forthcoming)
  • "Das Zeugnis anderer", in Grundkurs Erkenntnistheorie, ed. N. Kompa & S. Schmoranzer, Münster: mentis 2014, pp. 225-240.
  • "What is Science?", in What Is This Thing Called Philosophy?, ed. D. Pritchard, London: Routledge 2016, pp. 239-252.
  • "Can We Trust Scientific Models?", in What Is This Thing Called Philosophy?, ed. D. Pritchard, London: Routledge 2016, pp. 253-264.
  • "Is Science Getting Closer to the Truth?", in What Is This Thing Called Philosophy?, ed. D. Pritchard, London: Routledge 2016, pp. 265-276.
  • "Between Rigor and Reality: Many-Body Models in Condensed Matter Physics", in Why More Is Different: Philosophical Issues in Condensed Matter Physics and Complex Systems, ed. B. Falkenburg & M. Morrison, Heidelberg: Springer 2015, pp. 201-226.
  • "Communicability and the Public Misuse of Communication: Kant on the Pathologies of Testimony", in Kant und die Philosophie in weltbürgerlicher Absicht: Akten des XI. Kant-Kongresses 2010 (Proceedings of the 11th International Kant Congress), Ed. by S. Bacin, A. Ferrarin, C. LaRocca & M. Ruffing. Berlin: de Gruyter 2013, pp. 257-268.
  • "Rumour, Gossip, and Conspiracy Theories: Pathologies of Testimony and the Principle of Publicity", in Rumours and Communication in Asia in the Internet Age, ed. G. Dalziel. London: Routledge 2013, pp. 20-45.
  • "Hume on Testimony Revisited", in David Hume and Contemporary Philosophy, ed. I. Kasavin. Newcastle: CSP 2012, pp. 79-99. (Reprinted from Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy, 2010.)
  • "The Birth of Epistemological Controversy from the Spirit of Conflict Avoidance: Hobbes on Science and Geometry", in Conflicting Values of Inquiry: Ideologies of Epistemology in Early Modern Europe, ed. T. Demeter, K. Murphy, and C. Zittel, Leiden: Brill (forthcoming)
  • "The Unreasonable Attractiveness of Mathematics to Artists and Scientists", in Towards the Aesthetics of Interdisciplinarity: Mathematical Bridges, ed. K. Fenyvesi and T. Lähdesmäki, Boston/Basel: Birkhäuser (forthcoming)
  • "Scientific Models, Simulation, and the Experimenter's Regress", in P. Humphreys and C. Imbert (eds), Representation, Models and Simulations, London: Routledge 2011, pp. 145-167.
  • Encyclopedia article "Zeugnis" [Testimony], in Kant-Lexikon (3 vols.), eds. G. Mohr, J. Stolzenberg, and M. Willaschek. Berlin: de Gruyter (forthcoming)
  • "Learning from Testimony: Cognitive Cultures and the Epistemic Status of Testimony-Based Beliefs", in Culture, Nature, Memes: Dynamic Cognitive Theories, ed. Thorsten Botz-Bornstein. Newcastle: CSP 2008, pp. 34-56.
  • "Education and the Republic of Science", in Philosophical Reflections for Educators, ed. Charlene Tan. Singapore: Cengage Publishing 2008, pp. 115-140.
  • Encyclopedia articles "Aufklärung" [informed consent], "Forensik" [forensics], "Lebensqualität" [quality of life], "Placebo", "Prion", "Simulation/Dissimulation" in Literatur und Medizin. Ein Lexikon [Encyclopedia of Literature and Medicine], eds. Bettina v. Jagow and Florian Steger, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2005.
  • "Das Zweifelhafte und das Pathologische: Skeptizismus zwischen Therapie, 'philosophischer Krankheit' und Bioethik" [The doubtful and the pathological: scepticism between therapy, 'philosophical disease' and bioethics], in Repräsentationen: Medizin und Ethik in Kunst und Literatur der Moderne [Representations of Medicine and Ethics in Art and Literature of the Modern Age], eds. Bettina v. Jagow and Florian Steger. Heidelberg: Winter Universitätsverlag 2004. pp. 115-140
  • "Zeugnis und Differenz: Über die Epistemologie des Beim-Wort-Nehmens und In-Erfahrung-Bringens" [Testimony and difference: on the epistemology of experience and the word of others], in Differenzerfahrung und Selbst [Experiences of Difference and The Self], eds. Bettina v. Jagow and Florian Steger. Heidelberg: Winter Universitätsverlag 2003. pp. 123-140

EDITORIAL INTRODUCTIONS

  • "Introduction: Philosophical Perspectives on Synthetic Biology" (Editorial introduction to special issue; with G. Gramelsberger and T. Knuuttila) Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 44 (2) 2013, pp. 119-121
  • "Introduction: Technologies, Lives and Futures in Asia" (Editorial introduction to special issue; with C. Coopmans, C. Graham, and G. Clancey) Science, Technology, and Society 17 (1) 2012, pp. 1-10
  • "Model-Based Representation in Scientific Practice: New Perspectives" (Editorial introduction to special issue), Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Vol. 42 (2) 2011, pp. 251-2.

BOOK REVIEWS

  • Review of Benjamin McMyler: Testimony, Trust & Authority (New York: Oxford University Press 2011). Journal of Applied Philosophy Vol. 30 (1) 2013, pp. 101-103.
  • Book note of Sanford Goldberg: Relying On Others. An Essay in Epistemology (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2010). Australasian Journal of Philosophy Vol. 90 (3) 2012, pp. 616-617.
  • Review of Miranda Fricker: Epistemic Injustice. Power and the Ethics of Knowing (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2007). Times Literary Supplement, 3 October 2008, p. 25
  • Critical notice of Tamás Demeter (ed.) Essays on Wittgenstein and Austrian Philosophy (Amsterdam: Rodopi 2004). Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy (Vol. 10, 'Philosophy of Mind', 2007), 206-211
  • Critical notice of Richard Foley Intellectual Trust in Oneself and Others (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2001). Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy (Vol. 8, 'History of Epistemology', 2005), 220-227
  • Review of Freeman Dyson: The Sun, the Genome, and the Internet, and of Michio Kaku: Visions. Science and Public Policy Vol. 28 (2001) 230-232

CONTRIBUTIONS TO NEWSPAPERS & MAGAZINES

  • "The Narcissism of the Plagiarist", The Berlin Review of Books, 23 February 2011.
  • "Letter from Singapore: Where the Ivory Tower Meets the Crystal Palace", The Philosophers' Magazine No. 46 (July 2009) pp. 36-39.
  • "Lektionen für die Elite", Deutsche Universitäts-Zeitung, No. 9/2007, pp. 8-9 (with M. Vogt)
  • "How democratic is the New Left?", International Herald Tribune, 03 Sept 2005
  • "Nobelpreise zählen ist nicht genug: Ein Plädoyer für die Lehre", Berliner Republik, No. 3/2005, pp. 12-13 (with M. Vogt)
  • "Random Realism", Navigationen: Siegener Beiträge zur Medien- und Kulturwissenschaft, Vol. 3 (2003) 113-118 (first published in Foreign Policy in Focus)

Other Information Top

  • Since 2013: Member of the International Network of the AHRC-funded project "Extended Knowledge", based at the EIDYN Edinburgh Centre for Epistemology, Mind & Normativity.
  • 2009, 2011: Visiting Research Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh.
  • 2009-2012: Member, Scientific Board, Collaborative Research Project "Embodied Information: Conceiving and Envisioning 'Converging Technologies'" (funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research).
  • Since 2009: Editor, The Berlin Review of Books.


Recent Talks and Conference Presentations Top

  • August 2014: “How Does Science Travel?”, International Workshop ‘Globalizing History and Philosophy of Science: Problems and Prospects’, Asia Research Institute, NUS, Singapore. (invited talk)
  • August 2014: “Assessing Evidence in Biology: The Case of Models in Membrane and Cell Biology”, Second Singapore Workshop on Integrated History and Philosophy of Science in Practice, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. (invited talk)
  • July 2014: “Toward a Conception of Technoscientific Objectivity”, International Workshop ‘Spaces of Technoscience’, STS Research Cluster, National University of Singapore.
  • June 2014: “Styles of Reasoning in Biology: The Case of Models in Membrane and Cell Biology” (with J. Mok), Fifth Integrated History & Philosophy of Science Conference (&HPS5), University of Vienna, Austria.
  • June 2014: “Towards a Genealogy of Epistemic Injustice”, Conference ‘Understanding Epistemic Injustice’, University of Bristol, England.
  • June 2014: “Style and Anticipation; Aspects of Arnold Hauser's Philosophy of Art History”, Department of Sociology, University of Pécs, Hungary. (invited talk)
  • March 2014: “The emergence of biotechnology discourse in Singapore: Global ambitions and local impacts”, International Conference on Global STS, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
  • February 2014: “Gossip, the Public/Private Distinction, and the Principle of Disattendability”, Joint NUS/Kyoto University Workshop on Applied Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, National University of Singapore. (organiser)
  • February 2014: “The Dual Role of Inference to the Best Explanation in Generating Testimonial Justification”, International Workshop ‘Current Trends in Analytic Philosophy’, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea. (invited talk)
  • January 2014: “On Agnotology and the Study of Ignorance”, International Workshop ‘Crafting Ignorance: Secrecy and Suggestion in Science and Technology’, STS Research Cluster, National University of Singapore. (organiser)
  • January 2014: “Knowing Objects in Synthetic Biology: The Epistemic Life of Things”, International Workshop ‘From Model Organisms to Synthetic Biology: STS Perspectives on Experimentation in the Life Sciences’, STS Research Cluster, National University of Singapore. (organiser)
  • January 2014: “The Pursuit of Biological Form and the Embodied Dimension of Models”, SOKENDAI-Singapore Workshop, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Yokohama, Japan. (invited talk)
  • November 2013: “Technoscientific Imaginaries in the Anthropocene and Changing Environmental Attitudes”, Workshop on 'Emplacing Climate Change: Changing Environmental Realities', National University of Singapore. (organiser)
  • July 2013: “The Quest for Certainty in an Atmosphere of Uncertainty: A Paradox of Technofideism”, Biennial Conference of the Asia-Pacific STS Network, National University of Singapore. (invited panelist)
  • June 2013: “Kant on the Pathologies of Testimony: Against Disrespecting Others as Knowers”, Research Centre for the Humanities, Institute of Philosophy, Hungarian Academy of the Sciences, Budapest. (invited talk)
  • June 2013: “Hume, the “Indian Prince”, and the Line Between Miraculous Testimony and Probable Belief”, Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia, Austrian Academy of the Sciences, Vienna. (invited talk)
  • June 2013: “A Humean Perspective on Scientific Curiosity”, Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna, Austria. (invited talk)
  • May 2013: "'No species of reasoning more common, more useful, and even necessary to human life...': Ein neues Bild von David Hume als Theoretiker menschlichen Zeugnisses", Symposium 'überZEUGEN: Die Produktion von Gewissheit und ihre Akteure', Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung (ZfL), Berlin, Germany. (invited lecture)
  • February 2013: "Recent Work on Hume's Epistemology of Testimony", Hume Workshop, National University of Singapore. (organiser)
  • October 2012: "Applicability, Indispensability, and Underdetermination: Puzzling over Wigner’s 'Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics'", First IHPST Asian Regional Conference, Seoul National University, South Korea.
  • October 2012: "Geoengineering and the Epistemology of Uncertainty", Graduate School of Science and Technology Policy, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, South Korea. (invited talk)
  • June 2012: "Models, Theory, and Attempted Direct Representation: A Cautionary Tale from Membrane and Cell Biology" (co-author: Jacob Mok), Models and Simulations 5, Finnish Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland.
  • June 2012: "Gossip, the Public/Private Distinction, and the Principle of Disattendability", Episteme 2012: 'Epistemological Problems of Privacy and Secrecy', Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands.
  • February 2012: "Rumour, Gossip, & Co.: Communicative Pathologies or Cases of Epistemic Dependence?", Interdisciplinary Workshop on Influence and Persuasion in the Formation and Sustainment of Social-Fringe Groups, Kuching, Malaysia.
  • November 2011: "Hume's Endorsement of Testimony as a Source of Knowledge", David Hume and Contemporary Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy (Russian Academy of the Sciences), Moscow State University, and the Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia.
  • September 2011: "The Reductionism That Never Was: Elements of a History of Epistemology of Testimony", 2nd Berlin Conference on Meta-Epistemology, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany. (invited lecture)
  • June 2011: "Synthetic Biology as Thing Knowledge", 3rd Biennial Conference of the Society for the Philosophy of Science in Practice, University of Exeter, England.
  • May 2011: "Synthetic Biology as Thing Knowledge", Workshop on Synthetic Biology, University of Helsinki, Finland.
  • March 2011: Knowing From Testimony, Theory in Practice Workshop, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • February 2011: "Epistemic Filters, Informational Cascades, and the Epistemic Status of Rumours", 2nd Copenhagen-Lund Workshop in Social Epistemology, Lund University, Sweden.
  • February 2011: "Epistemic Filters, Informational Cascades, and the Epistemic Status of Rumours", Epistemology Research Group, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • January 2011: "Before Biopolis: Representations of the Biotechnology Discourse in Singapore", Workshop on 'Asian Biopoleis: Biotechnology & Biomedicine as Emergent Forms of Life and Practice', Asia Research Institute, NUS, Singapore.
  • August 2010: "Nanotechnology as Ideology: Towards a Critical Theory of 'Converging Technologies'", 4S 2010 (Annual Meeting of the Society for the Social Studies of Science), University of Tokyo, Japan.
  • August 2010: "Asian Biopoleis: Biotechnology and Biomedicine as Emergent Forms of Life and Practice" (Project presentation), Laboratory of Science Communication and Bioethics, Graduate School of Biostudies, Kyoto University, Japan.
  • June 2010: "Observation, Inference, and Imagination: Elements of Edgar Allan Poe's Philosophy of Science", HOPOS 2010 (The International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science), Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.
  • June 2010: "Genealogies of the Concept of Knowledge and Their Cognitive-Ecological Dimension", Episteme 2010 Conference, School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • May 2010: "Communicability and the Public Misuse of Communication: Kant on the Pathologies of Testimony", 11th International Kant Congress, Pisa, Italy.
  • May 2010: "Trade-offs in model-building for complex systems", Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, Università degli Studi de L'Aquila, Italy.
  • May 2010: "The Dual Role of Inference to the Best Explanation in the Epistemology of Testimony", Department of Philosophy (Epistemology Brown Bag Seminar Series), Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.
  • May 2010: "Strategies of Model-Building in Condensed-Matter Physics", Models and Simulations 4, Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto, Canada.
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