I am interested in looking at standard issues of the philosophy of science, from the relatively unexplored perspective of chemistry. This includes questions like:

  • How does chemistry contribute to our understanding of the world around us? What is structure and how is matter composed?

  • What is the relation between chemistry and other sciences, such as physics and biology?

  • What sort of idealisations are made in chemistry and physics? How are these idealisations relevant to other philosophical questions about the sciences?

  • Do chemical entities like molecules and chemical bonds exist? If so, how are they related to physical stuff? 

Currently, I work as a post-doctoral research associate with the 'Metaphysical Unity of Science' project at the University of Bristol.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.

  • In order to understand them, 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.

  • Given my proposal, I examined metaphysical positions which are incompatible with Kincaid's model of unity; namely strong emergence. 

  • I pointed out the role of idealisations when it comes to supporting metaphysical claims about special science properties. 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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