Aldo Filomeno, PhD.

Aldo Filomeno, PhD.

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.

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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.

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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