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Christian Feldbacher-Escamilla
University of Duesseldorf
Spring Term 2020

Christian J. Feldbacher-Escamilla is a research fellow and lecturer at the Duesseldorf Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science (DCLPS) at the University of Duesseldorf, Germany. His area of expertise is within epistemology and the metaphysics and philosophy of science, where he is particularly interested in problems of social epistemology and inductive as well as abductive inference. He is editor-in-chief of KRITERION — Journal of Philosophy, managing director of the German Society for Philosophy of Science (GWP) and permanent member of the organisation committee of the annual SOPhiA conference series, which is currently the largest philosophy graduate conference in Europe. While at the Center, he will pursue research on abductive epistemic engineering which relates abductive concept formation to epistemic engineering in the sense of explication.


Selected publications:
* “An Optimality-Argument for Equal Weighting”. In: Synthese (AO). doi: 10.1007/s11229-018-02028-1.
* “Confirmation Based on Analogical Inference. Bayes meets Jeffrey”. In: Canadian Journal of Philosophy (AO). doi: 10.1017/can.2019.18, together with Alexander Gebharter.
* “Optimal Probability Aggregation Based on Generalized Brier Scoring”. In: Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence (AO). doi: 10.1007/s10472-019-09648-4, together with Gerhard Schurz.
* “The Many Faces of Generalizing the Theory of Evolution”. In: American Philosophical Quarterly (forthcoming), together with Karim Baraghith.
* “Cultural Inheritance in Generalized Darwinism”. In: Philosophy of Science 87.2 (2020), together with Karim Baraghith.
* “Modeling Creative Abduction Bayesian Style”. In: European Journal for Philosophy of Science 9.1 (2019), pp. 1–15. doi: 10.1007/s13194-018-0234-4, together with Alexander Gebharter.
* Monograph on “Epistemic Engineering. Uncovering the Logic of Deceivability and Meta-Induction” under revision.



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