Vera Matarese, PhD.

Vera Matarese, PhD.

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.

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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