Sorin Bangu

Stilling

Professor, filosofi

Tilhørighet

Forskning

Jeg er professor ved FoF. Før underviste jeg ved Univ. of Illinois og Univ. of Cambridge. Jeg fikk min doktorgrad fra Univ. of Toronto i 2006; før studerte jeg matematikk og filosofi i Bukarest. Jeg har (noe) kompetanse i moderne vitenskapsteori. En god del av min forskning ligger i skjæringspunktet mellom matematikkens filosofi og fysikkens filosofi. I den siste tiden har jeg fattet interesse for å undersøke den filosofiske relevansen av psykologisk forskning på matematisk kognisjon. Jeg er også interessert i den analytiske filosofiens historie og sentrale filosofer i denne historien, særlig Wittgenstein og Quine. (Flere detaljer på min personal webpage)

For tiden er jeg ansvarlig for forskningsgruppe vitenskapsfilosofi.

Forskningsmidler/Priser (seleksjon)

  • Forskningsprosjekt FRIPRO-FRIHUMSAM. Co-PI Kevin Cahill (Univ. of Bergen). Norges Forskningsråd (NFR) har tildelt midlene i des. 2018. Budget ca. 15 mil. NOK, NFRs bidrag ca. 10 mil. NOK. Titel: Matematikk med et menneskelig ansikt: Et naturalistisk og wittgensteinansk rammeverk for mengdeteori 2019 - 2024
  • Visiting Fellow at Wadham College, Univ. of Oxford for Trinity Term 2022 (21 April - 18June)
  • Visiting Fellowship at Institute Vienna Circle (14 Nov. - 14 Dec. 2022)

Innlegg (seleksjon)

Aktiviteter (seleksjon)

Konferanser

Administrasjon

  • MA studies coordinator Dept. of Phil. 2020
  • Co-representative in the Philosophy PhD Network including Univ. of Uppsala, Bologna, Bucharest, Helsinki and Bielefeld
  • External reviewer for US National Science Foundation (NSF) grants 2018

Andre

Undervisning

For mine kurs se mitt uib

Postdoktor:

  • Jeffrey Schatz (PhD Univ. of Calif. Irvine 2019) Fra August 2020. Co-veiledning med Kevin Cahill i forskningsprosjekt Mathematics with a Human Face: Set Theory within a Naturalized Wittgensteinean Framework. Aug. 2020-Juli 2023.

PhD kandidater:

  • Martin Sætre (Wittgenstein’s Philosophy of Mathematics) Startet jan. 2019. Co-veiledning med Kevin Cahill i forskningsprosjekt Mathematics with a Human Face: Set Theory within a Naturalized Wittgensteinean Framework
  • Ragnhild Jordahl (Metaphysics, Necessity, Laws of Nature. Disputas 24 April 2020) Co-veiledning med Ole Hjortland
  • Mark Young (Hist. and Phil. of Science. Disputas 26 April 2019) For tiden postdoctoral researcher at the Dept. of Values, Technology and Innovation, TU Delft. Fra jan. 2021, Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow at Univ. of Vienna

MA studenter:

  • Olav Sem (Against free will. Fall 2023)
  • Luca Caiti (Skepticism and IBE. Fall 2022-Spring 2023)
  • Steffen Haakonsen (Scientific Realism. 2017)
  • Carl-Fredrik Bassøe (Causation and Digraphs. 2016) Co-veiledning med Uwe Wolter, Comp. Science Dept.
  • Sindre Søderstrøm (The Normative force of Logic. 2016) Co-veiledning med Ole Hjortland

Nylige kurs

For MN Fakultet, Univ. i Bergen:

I fortiden har jeg undervist ved Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2010-2012), Univ. of Cambridge (2008-2010), Univ. of Western Ontario (2007) og Univ. of Toronto (2005-2006). Info om det på min personal webpage.

Publikasjoner

BØKER

 

JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE:

The Explanatory and Heuristic Power of Mathematics. Synthese, 2023. Topical collection. Co-editors: Marianna Antonutti-Marfori and Emiliano Ippoliti.

 

ARTIKLER (seleksjon; se min personlige webside)

Tidskrifter

  • Wittgenstein on Proof and Concept-Formation. Philosophical Quarterly. open access
  • Mind the gap: Noncausal Explanations of Dual Properties. Philosophical Studies. open access
  • Finite-Size Scaling Theory: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to Critical Phenomena. Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science 100: 99-106 (2023) Co-author: Vincent Ardourel. link
  • Mathematical Explanations of Physical Phenomena. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 99.4: 669–82 (2021) link
  • The Appearance of Skepticism: Possibility, Conceivability and Infinite Ascent. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 51:2, 94-107 (2021) open access
  • Hard and Blind: On Wittgenstein’s Genealogical View of Logical Necessity. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. 102(2): 439-458 (2021) open access
  • Discontinuities and Singularities, Data and Phenomena: For Referentialism. Synthese 196: 1919–1937 (2019) link
  • The 'Miracle' of Applicability? The Curious Case of the Simple Harmonic Oscillator. (Co-author Robert Moir) Foundations of Physics 48(5): 507-525 (2018) link
  • Scientific Explanation and Understanding: Unificationism Reconsidered. European Journal for Philosophy of Science 7(1): 103-126 (2017) link
  • Numerical Methods, Complexity and Epistemic Hierarchies. (Co-author Nicholas Fillion) Philosophy of Science 82.5: 941-955 (2015) link
  • Indispensability and Explanation. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 64(2): 255-277 (2013) link
  • On the Role of Bridge Laws in Inter-theoretic Relations. Philosophy of Science 78(5): 1108-1119 (2011) link
  • On Bertrand's Paradox. Analysis 70: 30-35 (2010) link
  • Understanding Thermodynamic Singularities. Phase transitions, Data and Phenomena. Philosophy of Science 76.4: 488-505 (2009) link
  • Reifying Mathematics? Prediction and Symmetry Classification. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 39.2: 239-58 (2008) link
  • Inference to the Best Explanation and Mathematical Realism. Synthese 160: 13-20 (2008) link
  • Steiner on the Applicability of Mathematics and Naturalism. Philosophia Mathematica (3)14: 26-43 (2006) link

Redigerte bøker

  • On the Grammar of Mathematical Propositions. In Contributions/Beiträge to International Wittgenstein Symposium 2023: 100 Years of Tractatus LogicoPhilosophicus — 70 Years after Wittgenstein’s Death. A Critical Assessment 6. - 12. Aug 2023. Pp. 29-37. (2023) Eds. A. Pichler; E. Heinrich-Ramharter; F. Stadler. Kirchberg am Wechsel [OA]
  • Factivism in Historical Perspective. Understanding the Gravitational Deflection of Light. Ch. 6 (pp. 62-77) in Scientific Understanding and Representation: Mathematical Modeling in the Life and Physical Sciences. Eds. I. Lawler, K. Khalifa, E. Shech. Routledge, 2022. link
  • Phase Transitions. Chapter 36 in The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Physics. Edited by Eleanor Knox and Alastair Wilson. Pp. 512-523. Routledge (2021) link
  • Later Wittgenstein and the Genealogy of Mathematical Necessity. In Wittgenstein and Naturalism. K. Cahill and T. Raleigh. (eds.) Pp. 151-173. Routledge (2018) link
  • Symmetry. In The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Physics. R. Batterman. (ed.) Pp. 287-313. Oxford Univ. Press (2013) link 

Andre publikasjoner (book reviews, symposium contributions)

  • [Critical notice] Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Mathematics by Juliet Floyd. Cambridge Univ. Press, 2021 (Cambridge Elements in Philosophy of Mathematics). In Philosophia Mathematica 30(1): 103-110 (2022). Co-author Jeffrey Schatz.
  • Marc Lange Because Without Cause (Oxford Univ. Press, 2017) British Journal for Philosophy of Science. BJPS Review of Books. (2017) link
  • Peter Vickers Understanding Inconsistent Science (Oxford Univ. Press, 2013) Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. (2014) link
  • Structures, Fictions, and the Explanatory Epistemology of Mathematics in Science. Metascience 22(2): 247-273 (2013) Invited contribution to a symposium on Christopher Pincock's Mathematics and Scientific Representation, Oxford Univ. Press, 2012. Co-symposiasts: M. Balaguer and E. Landry. Responses by C. Pincock. link

 

Prosjekter