Fakultät für Philosophie, Wissenschaftstheorie
Lehrstuhl für Wissenschaftstheorie
- CV, Murphy Alice (Nov 2020) (213 KByte)
Alice Murphy is a postdoctoral fellow in philosophy of science at the MCMP. Prior to joining the center, she received her PhD (2020) from the University of Leeds, her MA (2015) from the University of Warwick and her BA (2014) from the University of Bristol.
Alice is interested in the imagination in science, and the relations between the philosophy of science and the philosophy of art. Her PhD thesis focused on the nature and role of the imagination in scientific thought experiments, as well as the relations between thought experiments and other practices in science, such as computer simulations and physical experiments. Her current research is on the aesthetics of science, and the ways in which aesthetic value can contribute to scientific understanding.
- “Towards a Pluralist Account of the Imagination in Science”, Philosophy of Science, (forthcoming Dec 2020), preprint.
- "The Aesthetic and Literary Qualities of Scientific Thought Experiments", in French, S. and M. Ivanova (eds), Aesthetics of Science: Beauty, Imagination and Understanding, Routledge (2020).
- “Beauty and the Scientific Imagination” blog post for The Junkyard (2019).