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Philippe Verreault-Julien

Chercheur postdoctoral

London School of Economics and Political Science

À propos

Je suis chercheur postdoctoral au Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS), London School of Economics and Political Science. J’y poursuis un projet financé par le Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC) concernant les différences méthodologiques entre les sciences empiriques et la philosophie.

Mes travaux portent principalement sur l’épistémologie de la modélisation ainsi que la compréhension et l’explication scientifiques.

Intérêts

  • Philosophie des sciences
  • Philosophie de l’économie
  • Épistémologie
  • Philosophie de la biologie
  • Métaphilosophie

Formation

  • Ph. D. Philosophie, 2019

    Erasmus University Rotterdam

  • M.A. Philosophie et économie, 2013

    Erasmus University Rotterdam

  • Certificat Économique, 2009

    Université Laval

  • B.A. Philosophie, 2009

    Université Laval

Autres publications

Hamilton's rule: a non-causal explanation?

More than fifty years since Hamilton’s (1963; 1964) groundbreaking work on social evolution, the evolutionary explanation of …

Representation and model-based explanation: is factive inferentialism sufficient?

Highly idealized models may serve various epistemic functions, notably explanation, in virtue of representing the world. Inferentialism …

Philosophical methodology in theoretical modelling: the case of herd behaviour

Naturalism is the view according to which philosophy should solve its problems using the empirical scientific methodology. It assumes a …

Understanding with models

Theoretical modelling raises many epistemological challenges. Models appear to explain economic phenomena, yet they also seem to lack …

Présentations futures et passées

Representing and Understanding (Im)Possible Targets?

One strategy that scientists use to understand targets of interest is by representing them with models. Understanding the world by …

Inferentialism and representation: chasing factivity

In this paper, I argue that two brands of inferentialism (Suárez 2004; Suárez 2015) and what I call the factive inferentialist account …

Philosophical methodology in theoretical modelling: the case of herd behaviour

Naturalism is the view according to which philosophy should solve its problems using the empirical scientific methodology. It assumes a …

Enseignement

Chargé de cours (titulaire)

Erasmus University Rotterdam

  • Values, Welfare, and Cooperation (2018, 2019)

The Hague University of Applied Sciences

  • Philosophy of Economics (2015-2019)

VU Amsterdam

  • Political Philosophy (2018)
  • Philosophy of Science (2017)

University of Amsterdam

  • Philosophy of the Social Sciences (MA level, 2017, 2018)

Chargé de cours (non-titulaire)

University of Groningen

  • Ethics and International Business (2019)

Erasmus University Rotterdam

  • Philosophy of Economics (2014, 2015)

Auxiliaire d’enseignement

Université Laval

  • Philosophie de la physique (2011)
  • Introduction à l’épistémologie (2010, 2011)