I'm a PhD student in philosophy of science at Durham University, in the Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS). Before coming to Durham I did a BA and an MA in philosophy at the University of Copenhagen and an MPhil in History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University.

My thesis is on the use of explanation, analogy and other theoretical virtues in scientific reasoning. I defend the view that these often provide reasons for pursuing hypotheses, i.e. spending time testing and developing tem, rather than reasons for their truth. To that end I'm developing a decision-theoretic account of justification for pursuit, building on C.S. Peirce' account of abduction. I use this account to criticise the empirical premises of arguments that aim to show that inference to the best explanation is a reliable guide to the truth of scientific hypotheses.

I'm always happy to discuss my research, so if you're interested in any of my current work in progress, do not hesitate to get in touch; and if you're wondering whether you might bump into me, have a look at my upcoming presentations.