Marta Sznajder, PhD.

Marta Sznajder, PhD.

I work on the intersection of Bayesian epistemology and philosophy of science. In particular, I am interested in theory change and how conceptual frameworks are chosen. Additionally, I am interested in modelling inductive and analogical reasoning in conceptual spaces. 

I graduated with a double PhD from the LMU Munich (Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy) and the University of Groningen. My dissertation was on modelling inductive reasoning using conceptual spaces. Conceptual spaces are a way to represent concepts via multi-dimensional, spatial structures, where meaning relations can be interpreted geometrically. I investigated the ways in which having such structured concepts in our linguistic/conceptual framework influences the way we make predictions based on observed data.

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More information about my research and papers can be found on my personal website.

About Project

The aim of the project is to develop a formalization of epistemology analogous to Frege’s formalization of logic. The core of the project centres upon five theses setting out the path to a truly formal epistemology. These theses are based on the deeply-held belief that the current trend in the formalization of epistemology is insufficiently radical.

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