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Lina Jansson

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts

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Biography

Please visit my webpage for links to papers, etc. http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~apzij/

I grew up in Sweden before moving to the UK to pursue a BA in physics and philosophy at the University of Oxford. After working in London I returned to philosophy and completed my PhD at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I have previously worked at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

Teaching Summary

This semester I am teaching V73TPS Topics in the Philosophy of Science and V73NNK Language, Metaphysics, and Metametaphysics.

My office drop-in hours this semester are:

  • Wednesday: 12:00-1:00 pm
  • Thursday: 3:00-4:00 pm

Next term I expect to teach V72POS Philosophy of Science: From Positivism to Postmodernism.

I have previously taught courses in philosophy of science, logic, and epistemology and metaphysics. I also have interests in teaching courses in history and philosophy of science, philosophy of physics, and aesthetics.

I am a senior fellow of HEA.

Research Summary

My primary research interest has been focused on questions about the nature of scientific explanation. I have worked on this topic primarily from within the philosophy of science and with an eye… read more

Recent Publications

  • LINA JANSSON and JUHA SAATSI, 2018. Explanatory Abstraction British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. (In Press.)
  • LINA JANSSON and JONATHAN TALLANT, 2017. Quantitative Parsimony: Probably for the Better British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. 68, 781-803
  • LINA JANSSON, 2017. Explanatory Asymmetries, Ground, and Ontological Dependence Erkenntnis. 82(17),
  • LINA JANSSON, 2017. When Are Structural Equation Models Apt? Causation versus Grounding. In: JUHA SAATSI and ALEXANDER REUTLINGER, eds., Explanation Beyond Causation: Philosophical Perspectives on Non-Causal Explanation Oxford University Press. (In Press.)

Current Research

My primary research interest has been focused on questions about the nature of scientific explanation. I have worked on this topic primarily from within the philosophy of science and with an eye towards physics, but I also have interests in how explanations in other fields, such as metaphysics, are related to scientific ones. I would welcome the opportunity to work with PhD students in any of these areas.

Please visit my webpage for links to papers, etc. http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~apzij/

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