Research


Research Interests

My research interests centre on: (1) the relations between physical theories (and between their ontologies), especially in connection with functionalism, reductionism and emergence; (2) the philosophy and metaphysics of quantum mechanics, with a particular focus on the physical meaning of the wave function.
I’m currently primarily working on the relationship between functionalism and reductionism in the philosophy of science, in particular within physics. I'm also interested in different topics in the metaphysics of science, such as grounding, dependence, modality, and laws of nature.

Publications

[3] Structuralist Approaches to Bohmian Mechanics, Synthese (2022) — I discuss the application of structuralist metaphysics to the ontology of Bohmian mechanics, in connection with both OSR and metaphysical coherentism. [Publisher; PhilPapers]
[3] Structuralist Approaches to Bohmian Mechanics, Synthese (2022) — I discuss the application of structuralist metaphysics to the ontology of Bohmian mechanics, in connection with both OSR and metaphysical coherentism. [Publisher; PhilPapers]
[2] A Refined Propensity Account for GRW Theory, Foundations of Physics (2021) — I present a dispositionalist approach to GRW theory in non-relativistic quantum mechanics, to account for the objective probabilities postulated by the theory and give an ontological account of the wave function. [Publisher; PhilPapers]
[2] A Refined Propensity Account for GRW Theory, Foundations of Physics (2021) — I present a dispositionalist approach to GRW theory in non-relativistic quantum mechanics, to account for the objective probabilities postulated by the theory and give an ontological account of the wave function. [Publisher; PhilPapers]
[1] Humean Supervenience and Tripartite Entanglement Relations, Axiomathes (2020) — I discuss an unexplored tension between Humean Supervenience and quantum mechanics, based on the existence of specific tripartite entanglement relations, such as GHZ states. [Publisher; PhilPapers]
[1] Humean Supervenience and Tripartite Entanglement Relations, Axiomathes (2020) — I discuss an unexplored tension between Humean Supervenience and quantum mechanics, based on the existence of specific tripartite entanglement relations, such as GHZ states. [Publisher; PhilPapers]

Work in Progress

  • A paper on functionalism as applied to Wave Function Realism
  • A paper on reductionism, functionalism and levels of reality
  • A general framework for functional reductionism