Iulian Toader

Junior EURIAS Fellow
Philosophy of Science
University of Bucharest, Romania
Project Title: 
Fiction in Science
Project Abstract: 

The general topic of this project is the role of fiction in science, and its focus is on idealization as a means for understanding the physical world. More particularly, the project is concerned with the contribution of scientific idealization to providing objective and explanatory knowledge of natural phenomena, that is, knowledge that ascertains their mind-independent reality and helps us understand why they occur in the way they do.