I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Political Sciences, Philosophy and Anthropology at the University of Exeter.
I work in philosophy of science and philosophy of mind, especially on topics that relate these two fields. I am also interested in the sociology of scientific knowledge.
Much of my work focuses on the nature of representation—both how our minds represent the world and how we use other forms of representation, such as scientific models.
I am especially interested in the idea that many of our representations of the world involve "fictions"—claims that we adopt for certain purposes, even though we know that …