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I explore standard issues in philosophy of science and metaphysics from the perspective of chemistry but also more generally. 

 

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

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

  • I am also intrigued by the use of models and idealisations in chemical practice, especially with respect to how they influence our understanding of chemical entities and their properties. 

Currently, I work as a post-doctoral research associate with the 'Metaphysical Unity of Science' project at the University of Bristol.I explore chemistry's role in our understanding of the world, as well as alternative positions about the unity of the sciences with a focus on chemistry and its history.

In my doctoral thesis, I investigated the relations between chemistry and quantum mechanics.

  • I examined how chemistry, quantum chemistry, and quantum mechanics each describe a single inert molecule. 

  • 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 examined metaphysical positions which 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). I have an MSc in Philosophy of Science (LSE) and I completed my PhD in Philosophy under the supervision of James Ladyman (University of Bristol). 

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