I am a PhD student in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Notre Dame. My dissertation will begin with an investigation of the historical development of Neo-Kantian structuralism in the 19th and 20th centuries. Using this rich history, I intend to propose a novel way of looking at contemporary structural realism, based on a path to its acceptance which has not been sufficiently elucidated in the literature. Many contemporary scholars who take this path to structural realism have also neglected the careful and nuanced accounts of the relation between the world and scientific knowledge which Cassirer and his Neo-Kantian contemporaries presented. I aim to reclaim these, and showcase their value in solving contemporary problems.
I am receiving an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Mathematics from Notre Dame, an M.A. in History and Philosophy of Science from Notre Dame, and have an M.A. in Philosophy from Boston College, and a B.A. in Philosophy from Georgia Southern University. After a rather nomadic childhood frequently punctuated by stays in innumerable National and State Parks, I came to settle in the most beautiful place on earth, Homer, Alaska, which I came to consider my hometown.
My broader interests include Neo-Kantian philosophy, 19th-20th century social and ethical philosophy, mathematical construction and explanation, laws of nature, women in early modern science, feminist historiography, guiding principles in post-empirical physics, philosophical interpretations of the introduction of non-Euclidean geometries, and the sociopolitical context of the reception of general relativity.
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