Who am I?

Who am I?

I’m a philosopher of science working as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Philosophy at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CASIP) in Beijing as of November 2022.

My work to date studies the nature and role of scientific explanations in the special sciences, engaging with the renaissance of dynamical systems research within systems biology, neuroscience and psychology. It builds an alternative account of dynamical explanation suited to investigating cognitive and biological phenomena where mechanistic models are occasionally insufficient.

My research has been published in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Biology & Philosophy, and Phenomenology & the Cognitive Sciences.

I completed my dissertation (accessible here) in 2021 under the supervision of Dr. Patrick McGivern.

You can also find me and my research on Academia, PhilPeople, and Google Scholar.

Keywords: Philosophy of science; philosophy of biology; philosophy of cognitive science; dynamical systems explanations; mechanistic explanation; enactivism.