University of Western Ontario
Academic Year 2016-17
Confirmation, Induction, and Probabilities in Cosmology and Epistemology
Yann completed his Ph.D. in 2015 at the University of Western Ontario and the Rotman Institute of Philosophy (London, Canada). His main research interests lie at the intersection of formal epistemology and philosophy of science, focusing on confirmation theory and inductive reasoning. He is currently exploring issues in probabilistic reasoning in physics and cosmology in particular (reasoning from ignorance, fine-tuning and selection effect, role of self-locating uncertainty, measures on an initial state, and Bayesian model selection). He is also interested in the role of the history and philosophy of science in science education. Some of his recent publications include: “The Bayesian Who Knew Too Much,” Synthese (2015), “Fair Numbers: What Data Can and Cannot Tell Us about the Underrepresentation of Women in Philosophy” (with Guillaume Beaulac), Ergo (2015), and “Teaching the Conceptual History of Physics to Physics Teachers”(with Peter Garik et al.), Science & Education (2015).