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Biography

  • Professor in Department of Philosophy at Lingnan University
  • Research expertise in philosophy of science, epistemology, metaphysics, and foundations of probability
  • Editor-in-Chief of Studies in History and Philosophy of Science; Associate Editor of Australasian Journal of Philosophy; Co-ordinating Editor of Theory and Decision
  • SRFS project – involves philosophers and natural scientists working together, to probe epistemological issues raised by new approaches and emerging developments in science (such as machine learning)
  • Awards and Honours:
    • RGC Senior Research Fellow (2021)
    • Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship (2013)
    • British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (2008)
    • The 8th Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award (Humanities and Social Sciences), 2nd Class, Ministry of Education (2021)

Project Title

  • Philosophy of Contemporary and Future Science

Award Citation

Prof. Rowbottom is an expert in the history and philosophy of science, who has also published extensively in cognate areas such as epistemology and philosophy of mind.

 

The funded project will involve a team of scientists and philosophers, who will work together to tackle epistemological issues emerging in contemporary science, which are likely to become more significant in future science. For instance, what roles should artificial intelligence play in scientific inquiry?

 

Prof. Rowbottom has several editorial roles, including:

 

  • Editor-in-Chief of Studies in History and Philosophy of Science (Part A Section)
  • Associate Editor of Australasian Journal of Philosophy

 

He has received several funded fellowships in the past, including, most notably:

 

  • British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (held at Oxford University)
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship (held at Lingnan University)

 

He has also received several prizes for his work, including most recently:

 

  • The 8th Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award (Humanities and Social Sciences), 2nd Class, from the Ministry of Education

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