Eric Scerri is originally from Malta. He obtained all his degrees in the UK. His bachelors and masters degrees were in chemistry from the universities of London and Southampton. After further postgraduate work in theoretical chemistry at the University of Cambridge he obtained a PhD in the history and philosophy of science from King’s College, London. He went to the US as a postdoctoral fellow at Caltech, twenty years ago, and has lived in the US ever since. For the past 20 years he has been teaching chemistry and philosophy of science at the University of California, Los Angeles. Scerri is one of the founders of the new field of the phil…

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