Professor James A C Ladyman

M.Sc.(Lond.), B.A.(York), Ph.D.(Leeds)

  • BS6 6JL

19962020

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Research interests

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.

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Projects

The Foundations of Structuralism

Ladyman, J. A. C.

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Project: Research

Research Output

The Hole Argument in Homotopy Type Theory

Ladyman, J. & Presnell, S., Apr 2020, In : Foundations of Physics. 11 p.

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    What is a Complex System

    Ladyman, J. & Wiesner, K., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Yale University Press.

    Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book

    How Quantum is Quantum Counterfactual Communication?

    Hance, J. R., Ladyman, J. & Rarity, J., 17 Sep 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : arXiv.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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    Supervised Work

    A Philosophical Analysis of the Relation between Chemistry and Quantum Mechanics: The case of a single inert molecule

    Author: Seifert, V., 19 Mar 2019

    Supervisor: Ladyman, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    Universality and Particularity of Aristotelian Substances

    Author: Kar, E., 25 Jun 2019

    Supervisor: Ladyman, J. (Supervisor) & Pearson, G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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