I am a PhD candidate in the department of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of California, Irvine. My primary research interests concern the roles philosophy of science does and does not play in the modern academy, especially in interdisciplinary research. My dissertation investigates several ways of integrating the history of science into its modern, practicable philosophy. Using the influence of philosophy of mathematics on the Hilbert-Nordheim-von Neumann approach to quantum foundations in the 1920s and ’30s as an example, I highlight the ongoing influence of philosophy-of-mathematics issues on approaches to quantum interpretations, and from this I draw several lessons for how history of science can enrich its modern, practicable philosophy. I also have research interests in feminist philosophy of science, history and philosophy of the cognitive sciences, philosophy of interdisciplinarity, and political psychology.
I run the philosophy of science blog, Asymptotic Philosophy, with Kino Zhao from LPS.
A CV is available here.
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