Vera’s research falls primarily at the intersection of physics and metaphysics; in particular, at the heart of her interests is the question of how we should metaphysically understand the physical ontology underlying physical theories. Thematically, she has worked on the electromagnetic field, the wave-function in Bohmian Mechanics, quantum entanglement, and quantum gravity. Within the project of the Centre of Formal Epistemology, her research focuses on the relation between mathematical formalism and epistemological appraisal of foundational theories of physics. Vera was educated at the University of Milan and at the University of Hong Kong, where she received her PhD in Philosophy of Science. She also studied at King's College London for one year during her master, the University of Aberdeen and Rutgers University during her PhD program.

Biographical information:

Aldo studied engineering of telecommunications and then philosophy at the University of Barcelona. He holds a PhD in Philosophy, supervised by Carl Hoefer and examined by Michael Strevens (NYU), Stephen Mumford (University of Durham), and Daniel Quesada (UAB). During his PhD, Aldo visited the Rotman Institute of Philosophy of Science in Canada and the project 'Causation in science' in Norway. After that, Aldo was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at the Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas at UNAM, in Mexico.

Research areas:

Philosophy of physics (esp. statistical mechanics); metaphysics; philosophy of probability.
In considering certain philosophical and scientific arguments we are ignorant of some relevant information. Classic examples are found in metaphysics and philosophy of physics. For instance, think of the ways the world could have been: we completely ignore the likeliness, if any, that this or any other world obtained. It turns out that how we represent our epistemic state of ignorance bears on the soundness of these arguments. My current research project consists in the assessment of arguments of this sort found in the philosophy of science, in light of recent models in formal epistemology for our representation of ignorance.

I studied Philosophy at the University of Barcelona (BA, 2009), where I did my MA (2010) and my PhD (2016) with a dissertation on Gottlob Frege’s logic. I have been assistant professor at the University of Barcelona (2016).

My research is focused on the history of early mathematical logic. I am also interested in history and philosophy of mathematics, theories of truth and history of philosophy.

In my dissertation I offer a novel reconstruction of the logic developed by Frege throughout his career, with a focus on Begriffsschrift (1879). Specifically, I argue that the logic developed by Frege in 1879 is not a second-order formal system. I am currently working on a historical and philosophical analysis of the formalization of logic in late nineteenth century. In particular, the focus of my research is the relationship between Frege's and Peano's developments in mathematical logic.

Working on various aspects of learning. Learning in the philosophy of mind, cognitive science, classical learning theories, algorithms, arts and mathematics as a language representation.

Rhythm as the point of metaintersection of principal aspects of the human thinking, invariant in the processus of human knowledge base development.

About Project

The aim of the project is to develop a formalization of epistemology in analogy to Frege’s formalization of logic. The core of the project centers around five theses setting out the path to a truly formal epistemology. These theses are based on a deeply held belief that the current trend in the formalization of epistemology is not radical enough.

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