Dr D. Kostic (Daniel)

Radboud Excellence Initiative Fellow - Institute for Science in Society

Dr D. Kostic (Daniel)
Visiting address

Heyendaalseweg 135
6525 AJ NIJMEGEN
Internal postal code: 77

Postal address

Postbus 9010
6500 GL NIJMEGEN

Working days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

The overarching theme of my research is understanding the scientific explanation. In the last couple of years, I have been working on a comprehensive account of topological explanations, especially in neuroscience. Work on topological explanations has led me to a larger, more normative issue of any successful explanation. I am currently developing a set of epistemic norms that can be universally applied to both causal and non-causal explanations.

In 2016 I won a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship for my project "Philosophical Foundations of Topological Explanations" (Acronym: TOPEX, GA n°: 703662).

I have organized and run many international workshops and conferences, the most recent of which is the annual workshop series “Scientific Understanding and Representation (SURe)” which I co-founded with Kareem Khalifa. The aim of the workshop series is to explore the connections between representations, idealizations, and scientific understanding.

I received my Ph.D. degree in philosophy from Humboldt University in Berlin. I was a visiting Ph.D. student at King's College London where I worked with Professor David Papineau who was also one of my Ph.D. examiners.

Research theme
  • Theories of scientific explanation

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