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Weinberger, Naftali

Dr. Naftali Weinberger

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Mailing Address:
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Fakultät für Philosophie, Wissenschaftstheorie
und Religionswissenschaft
Lehrstuhl für Wissenschaftstheorie
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 München

Office:
Ludwigstr. 31
Room 129
80539 München


Website: https://sites.google.com/site/naftaliweinberger/

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Naftali Weinberger is currently a Humboldt research fellow at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2015 and has previously done research at the Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science and the Tilburg Center for Logic, Ethics, and Philosophy of Science.

Research Interests

Naftali uses recently developed causal modeling methods to address foundational questions concerning causal inference and explanation. He has written about the role of causation in a wide range of sciences including: population genetics, psychometrics, neuroscience, and economics. He is currently researching the way that causal representations of a system can depend on the spatiotemporal scale at which the system is represented. His current Humboldt project uses the results of this research to propose novel ways for determining when a policy intervention that has been shown to work in one context will be similarly successful in another.

Publications

  • Weinberger, N. (2019) “Reintroducing Dynamics into Static Causal Models” in Time and Causality Across the Sciences (Cambridge University Press) Kleinberg, Samantha (ed.)
  • Weinberger, N. (2017). Path-specific effects. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 70(1), 53-76.
  • Colombo, M., & Weinberger, N. (2018). Discovering Brain Mechanisms Using Network Analysis and Causal Modeling. Minds and machines, 28(2), 265-286.
  • Weinberger, N. (2018). Faithfulness, coordination and causal coincidences. Erkenntnis, 83(2), 113-133.
  • Weinberger, N. (2019). Mechanisms without mechanistic explanation. Synthese, 196(6), 2323-2340.
  • Forster, M., Raskutti, G., Stern, R., & Weinberger, N. (2017). The frugal inference of causal relations. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 69(3), 821-848.
  • Weinberger, N. (2015). If intelligence is a cause, it is a within-subjects cause. Theory & Psychology, 25(3), 346-361.
  • Hausman, D. M., Stern, R., & Weinberger, N. (2014). Systems without a graphical causal representation. Synthese, 191(8), 1925-1930.
  • Weinberger, N. (2014). Evidence-Based Policy: A Practical Guide to Doing it Better, Nancy Cartwright and Jeremy Hardie. Oxford University Press, 2013, ix+ 196 pages. Economics & Philosophy, 30(1), 113-120.
  • Barrett, M., Clatterbuck, H., Goldsby, M., Helgeson, C., McLoone, B., Pearce, T., ... & Weinberger, N. (2012). Puzzles for ZFEL, McShea and Brandon’s zero force evolutionary law. Biology & Philosophy, 27(5), 723-735.
  • Weinberger, N. (2011). Is There an Empirical Disagreement between Genic and Genotypic Selection Models? A Response to Brandon and Nijhout. Philosophy of Science, 78(2), 225-237.