Publications

I do not have a separate page with my publications, although I periodically update my profile on PhilPapers, Google Scholar, and ResearchGate. Please check these links below:

Detailed areas of research

  • In general philosophy of science I work and publish on scientific unification, on the foundational aspects of numerical tools used in scientific discovery, on mechanisms, and on scientific realism. My work follows the approach to unification I developed in my PhD thesis: I relate unification to explanation and to scientific realism (I developed a counterargument to an anti-realist position based on unification). I have interest in the epistemology and metaphysics of models (especially in model-as-maps accounts and forecast models), in perspectival realism, in laws of nature (mainly in the ‘better best system’ and Mill-Ramsey-Lewis approaches) and in modal aspects of science. I am interested in scientific aspects of big data analytics and pattern recognition.

  • In philosophy of physics I have published on spacetime theories and on string theory, especially on philosophical issues with the string dualities. My PhD thesis at UC San Diego was on spacetime theories, more specifically on the unifying Kaluza-Klein model of electromagnetism and gravitation. I have published on string theory, especially on philosophical issues with the string dualities: I try to understand the way different string models relate to the standard models in particle physics and cosmology. I discuss in a recent project the importance of the coupling constant for the unificatory power of string theory. I also work on the importance of uncertainty in quantum theory.

  • In the last several years I have done research and I have published on the philosophical aspects of computational science:

    • (a) the epistemology of computer simulations in science, with a special emphasis on the role of machine learning and evolutionary computation as a new tool of discovering mechanisms, laws of nature and symmetries and

    • (b) the epistemology and ethics of a relatively new area called ‘machine ethics,’ which deals with the ethical and epistemological implications of artificial intelligence and artificial morality. I am interested in artificial moral cognition and the theoretical basis of creating artificial agency through machine learning.

  • In metaphysics, my research is focused on time, ontological pluralism, and possible worlds semantics. I want to know how time enters the metaphysical accounts and what role it plays in the possible world semantics. I am interested to know more about a metaphysical approach to structures (e.g. T. Sider).

  • I also have interest in the history of philosophy in Aristotle, Neoplatonism, Leibniz, and early history of analytic philosophy.