Projects per year
I am interested in most areas of philosophy, but my work has primarily been in general philosophy of science and philosophy of physics. I have worked extensively on scientific realism, constructive empiricism and structural realism (I made the distinction in my 1998 paper between epistemic and ontic forms of structural realism and I have defended the latter). I also work on scientific representation, physicalism, the relationship between the special sciences and physics, naturalised metaphysics, the philosophy of information and computation, and the philosophy of mathematics. I am currently working with Stuart Presnell on the foundations and philosophy of Homotopy Type Theory and its application to physics. I am also interested in the imnpact agenda and science policy, and in understanding the epistemological and broader implications of big data technologies for science and society.
Research Output per year
Referring to chemical elements and compounds: Colourless airs in late eighteenth century chemical practice.Blumenthal, G., Ladyman, J. & Seifert, V., 1 Jul 2020, What is a chemical element? A collection of essays by chemists, philosophers, historians and educators.. Ghibaudi, E. & Scerri, E. (eds.). Oxford University Press
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter in a book
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal)