Otávio Bueno: Seeing with a Microscope

Philosophy Colloquium

August 29, 2013

Thursday, October 3


Humanities 1, Room 320

In this talk, Professor Bueno will propose an empiricist account of visual evidence in the sciences and examine the role it plays in scientific representation (particularly, in microscopy). To motivate the view, a critical examination of Bas van Fraassen's empiricist proposal will be provided.

Otávio Bueno is Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Philosophy Department at the University of Miami. His research concentrates in philosophy of science, philosophy of mathematics, and philosophy of logic. He has published widely in these areas in journals such as: Noûs, Mind, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Science, Synthese, Journal of Philosophical Logic, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, and Analysis. He is editor-in-chief of Synthese. In his free time, he enjoys to run ultramarathons.

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