Vera Matarese, PhD.

Vera Matarese, PhD.

Vera’s research primarily dwells upon the intersection of physics and metaphysics; in particular, at the heart of her interests lies the question of how we should metaphysically understand the physical ontology underlying physical theories. Thematically, she has worked on electromagnetic fields, the wave-function in Bohmian Mechanics, quantum entanglement and quantum gravity. At the Centre for Formal Epistemology her research focuses on the relation between mathematical formalism and the epistemological appraisal of the 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 the Philosophy of Science. She also studied at King's College London for one year during her master’s, and at the University of Aberdeen and Rutgers University during her doctoral program.

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.

©2021 Institute of Philosophy, CAS. All Rights Reserved. Designed By VH