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Caspar Jacobs

University Lecturer Theoretical Philosophy

Name
Dr. C.A. Jacobs MPhil, MSc
Telephone
+31 71 527 2727
E-mail
c.a.jacobs@hum.leidenuniv.nl
ORCID iD
0000-0001-6903-0468

I am currently a University Lecturer in Theoretical Philosophy at Leiden University. My main research areas are philosophy of physics and philosophy of science. I am also interested in the metaphysics of quantities, Early Modern history and philosophy of science and philosophy of cognitive science.

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Fields of interest

My main research areas are philosophy of physics and philosophy of science. I am also interested in the metaphysics of quantities, and in Early Modern history and philosophy of science.

Research

My current research project concerns the use of dimensions, units and constants in physics. I want to know to what extent different systems for dimensions and units are conventional, and what the role of constants of nature is in such systems.

CV

I completed the DPhil (=PhD) in Philosophy at the University of Oxford. The topic of my dissertation was the interpretation of symmetry-related models. I then spent a year as a post-doc at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science of the University of Pittsburgh, where I worked on the nature of the gravitational constant. Just before coming to Leiden, I was a Junior Research Fellow at Merton College, University of Oxford.

For an up-to-date list of my publications, please see my PhilPeople profile: https://philpeople.org/profiles/caspar-jacobs

University Lecturer Theoretical Philosophy

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte

Work address

P.J. Veth
Nonnensteeg 1-3
2311 VJ Leiden

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