Samantha Wakil
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Samantha Wakil, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department(s)
Philosophy
Office
CDC-04 427
Mail Code
5028
Phone
702-895-3433

Biography

My main research interests lie at the intersection of philosophy of science and experimental philosophy. I use the empirical tools of cognitive science and psychology to conduct experiments that will help elucidate traditional debates in the philosophy of science. My current project assesses levels of scientific integrity within different disciplines. Specifically, I’m comparing differences (if any) between researchers in “ethically-driven” sciences (conservation biology, epidemiology, etc.) and the “hard” classically descriptive sciences (physics, biology, chemistry).

I have secondary interests in applying Carnap’s method of explication to various debates in the philosophy of logic, philosophy of mathematics, and socio-political philosophy.

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Science (esp Biology)
  • Experimental Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Mathematics
  • Carnap