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Dr Vanessa Seifert

Dr Vanessa Seifert

Dr Vanessa Seifert
MSc, MSc, PhD

Research Associate in Metaphysics of Science

Area of research

Metaphysics of Science, Philosophy of Chemistry, Philosophy of Science

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Biography

Vanessa Seifert is a post doctoral research associate with the Metahysical Unity of Science project. Her primary research interests are in the philosophy of chemistry, with particular focus on how chemistry can inform different metaphysical and epistemological issues in science.

In her doctoral research, she focused on the epistemological and metaphysical relations between chemistry and quantum mechanics. In order to understand them, she examined how chemistry and quantum mechanics each describe a single inert molecule. She argued for a novel unificatory understanding of the relation between chemistry and quantum mechanics, which is supported by particular criteria that are satisfied by ...

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