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I explore questions in philosophy of science and metaphysics, with a special focus on chemistry and physics. Some of these questions are:

 

  • How can chemistry help us understand the relations of the special sciences with physics?

  • Are the entities posited in the special sciences, real?

  • How do models and idealisations influence our understanding of chemical entities and their properties?

Currently, I am a teaching fellow at the University Athens. Previously, I worked as a post-doctoral research associate with the 'Metaphysical Unity of Science' project at the University of Bristol.

I completed my PhD at the University of Bristol under the supervision of James Ladyman. In my doctoral thesis, I investigated the relations between chemistry and quantum mechanics. Specifically;

  • I argued that chemistry and quantum mechanics are unified in accordance with Harold Kincaid’s model of non-reductive unity because they exhibit particular epistemic and metaphysical interconnections.

  • I critically analysed metaphysical positions that are incompatible with Kincaid's model of unity; namely strong emergence. 

  • I argued that one can understand the nature of molecular structure in novel and interesting ways, by taking into account the idealisations in the quantum mechanical description of molecular structure.

My undergraduate studies were in Chemical Engineering (NTUA) and I also have an MSc in Philosophy of Science (LSE).

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