Eleanor Knox – Novel Explanation and the Special Sciences: Lessons From Physics

Event Date: 23 January 2017
Room 22/26
Senate House
University of London
London WC1E 7HU

The Aristotelian Society presents:

Dr Eleanor Knox (KCL) – Novel Explanation and the Special Sciences: Lessons From Physics

Eleanor Knox is a Lecturer in Philosophy at King’s College London. Her work has two strands, one in the foundations of spacetime physics, and another in inter-theoretic relations in physics and science more generally. The two come together when thinking about emergent spacetimes in theories of quantum gravity; much of her work focusses on Spacetime Functionalism, an approach to the interpretation of spacetime theories that promises to help us understand emergent spacetimes. After a BA, BPhil and DPhil at Oxford, Eleanor moved to London, first as a Chandaria Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy, and then as a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow and then Lecturer at KCL. She is the winner of the 2015 James T. Cushing Prize in the History and Philosophy of Physics.

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