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Slobodan Perovic

Curriculum Vitae

Slobodan Perovic

October 2013

 

Odeljenje za Filozofiju

Filozofski Fakultet

Čika Ljubina 18-20

11000 Beograd,  Serbia

perovic.slobodan@gmail.com

 

Areas of specialization: History and Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics

Areas of competence: Philosophy of Mind, Logic, Bioethics, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Epistemology, History of Physics, History of Biology

 

CURRENT ACADEMIC POSITIONS:

Assistant Professor, University of Belgrade, Serbia (September 2010 – current)

Associate, Center for Advanced Studies (Ph.D. Program), University of Rijeka, Croatia

Visiting Lecturer, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh (Spring 2014)

 

PAST ACADEMIC POSITIONS:

 

Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh (September 2009 – May 2010)

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Carleton University, Ottawa

              (July 2006 – July 2009) 

Visiting Assistant Professor, Philosophy Department, St. Mary’s University, Halifax (September 2005 – August 2006)   

                                   

EDUCATION:

Ph.D. Philosophy, York University, Toronto (September 2005)

            Dissertation: Ontologies for the Complex Physical World: Holism, Emergence,  and Physicalist Dualism

 

PUBLICATIONS IN REFEREED JOURNALS:

 

"Emergence of complementarity and the Baconian roots of Niels Bohr's method." Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 44.3 (2013): 162-173.
 
“Missing Experimental Challenges to the Standard Model of Particle Physics”, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, Vol. 42, 32-42, 2011.
 
“Fine-Tuning Nativism: ‘Nurtured Nature’ and Innate Cognitive Structures” (with L. Radenovic, University of Toronto), Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, Vol, 10, Number 3, 399-417, 2011. 
 
 “Gene’s Action and Reciprocal Causation” (with Paul-Antoine Miquel, University of Niece, France), Foundations of Science, Vol. 16, February 1, 31-46, 2011.
 
“Why Were Matrix Mechanics and Wave Mechanics Considered Equivalent?”, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, Vol. 39, 444-461, 2008.

 (The paper reviewed in Nature Physics 4, 349, 2008 - doi: 10.1038/nphys950)

 

“The Limitations of Kim’s Reductive Physicalism in Accounting for Living Systems and an Alternative Nonreductionist Ontology,” Acta Biotheoretica, Vol. 55 (September), 243-267, 2007.

 

“Schrödinger’s Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics and the Relevance of Bohr’s Experimental Critique,” Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, Vol. 37/2, pp. 275-297, 2006.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS IN REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS:

 

“Experimental Manipulation, Evidence and Ontology: A Case of Biology,” Evidence and Philosophy Workshop, Rivista Di Estetica, forthcoming.

 

“Why Were Two Logically Distinct Theories Deemed Equivalent in Quantum Mechanics?”, First Annual Conference in the Foundations and History of Quantum Physics, Max Planck Institute for History of Science Conference Proceedings, Vol. 2, 2008.

 

“A Recent Revival of Schrödinger’s Ideas on Interpreting Quantum Mechanics, and Their Early Experimental Critique,” Khrennikov, A., ed., Foundations of Probability and Physics – 3, American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings Series, 750, pp. 316-21, February 2005.

 

 “Schrödinger’s and Everett’s Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics” in Khrennikov, A., ed., Quantum Theory: Reconsideration of Foundations – 2. Mathematical Modeling in Physics, Engineering and Cognitive Science, Växjo: Växjo University Press, V.10, pp. 747-67, 2003.

 

INVITED PUBLICATIONS:

 

“Higgs boson and evidence”, Synthese (ed. Richard Dawid), 2014.

 

"Experiments in physics", second author, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

 

“Experiments in Physics,” Oxford Bibliographies (Philosophy), forthcoming 2013.

 

REVIEW ESSAYS:

“Seeking Depth in Science” (M. Strevens, “Depth: An Account of Scientific Explanation,” Harvard University Press, 2008), Philosophy of Social Sciences, 42 (4), 561-572, 2012.

 

“Scientific Revolutions Revisited” (F. Weinert, “Copernicus, Darwin, & Freud: Revolutions in the History and Philosophy of Science”, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), Philosophy of Social Sciences, Vol. 40(3), September 2010, 523-29.

 

 “Following in Schrödinger’s footsteps “ (Lars Göran Johansson, Interpreting Quantum Mechanics: A Realistic View in Schrödinger’s Vein, Ashgate, 2007), Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, Vol. 29, 694-699, 2008.

 

BOOK REVIEWS:

 

G. Gutting, “What Philosophers Know: Case Studies in Recent Analytic Philosophy”, Cambridge University Press, 2009, Studies in History and Philosophy of Life Sciences, December 2013.

 

N. Maxwell, “Is Science Neurotic?” London: Imperial College Press, 2004, The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 58/2, pp. 361-363, 2007.

 

F. Remedios, “Legitimizing Scientific Knowledge: Introduction to Steve Fuller’s Social Epistemology,” Lexington Books, 2003, Dialogue, Vol. XLVI (3), 620-622, 2007.

 

B. Ellis, “The Philosophy of Nature: A Guide to the New Essentialism,” Montreal: McGill&Queen’s University Press, 2001, Philosophy in Review, April 2004.

 

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS:

 

"Scientific, Political, and Epistemic Justifications for Creating the Large Hadron Collider"

Center for Science Studies, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, November 2013. 

 

“Niels Bohr and the Experimental Method”

Philosophy of Physics Workshop, University of Belgrade/Astronomical Observatory Institute, Belgrade, March 2013

 

Topological Structures, Entities and Interactions in Biological Explanations”

Mind and Life: Meschanistic and Topological Perspectives, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade / CREA, Paris I, 2013

 

“Experimental Manipulation, Evidence and Ontology: A Case of Biology”

Empirical evidence and philosophy, LABONT, University of Turin (Italy) / Institute for Philosophy and Social Studies, Belgrade, 2012

 

"Somewhere Between Reductionist Obstinacy and Instrumentalist Coyness: Biological Entities, Levels and Causes"

Self-organization in biology and its scope, Axi-En Provance, France, 2011

 

“Where First Principles Come to An End: A Comment on ‘An Aristotelian Account of Induction’ by L. Groarke”

Symposium, Canadian Philosophical Association, Montreal, May 2010

 

“Examining Limitations of Physics: Experimental Diversity vs. The Physics of Big Experiments”

Lunchtime Talks Series, Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, September 2009

 

“The Concept Of The Morphogenetic Field And Its Revival: A Challenge To 
The Modern Synthesis Of Darwinism And Genetics?”

Department of Biology, Tufts University, Boston, 2008

 

“The Rebirth of the Morphogenetic Field: A Challenge and an Alternative to Modern Synthesis?”

Colloquium: Enchevêtrements et action du temps dans les systèmes complexes vivants, University of Nice, Nice, France, 2008

 

  "Fine-  Tuning Nativism: The 'Nurtured Nature’ And Innate Cognitive 
Structures” 

 Department of Philosophy, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada 2008

 

Does the Principle of Natural Selection as a Law Concerning Physical Systems Grant Explanatory Autonomy of Biology?”

Department of Philosophy, Carleton University, Ottawa, 2006

 

“Examining the Prospects of a Comprehensive Relational Account of Nature: The Case of Physical and Biological Systems”

Department of Philosophy, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada 2006

 

Does the Principle of Natural Selection as a Law Concerning Physical Systems Grant Explanatory Autonomy of Biology?”

Department of Philosophy, St. Xavier University, Antigonish, Canada 2006

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (Refereed):

 

“Why It Matters Whether and How Theory Drives Experimentation”

Annual Meeting of the British Society for the Philosophy of Science, Stirling, 2012

 

“Experimental Manipulation and Ontology: A Case of Biology”

 Evidence and Philosophy Workshop, Belgrade, 2012

 

“Why It Matters Whether and How Theory Drives Experimentation”

Quadrennial Meeting of the Center for Philosophy of Science (Pittsburgh), University of Mugla, Turkey

 

“The Diminishing Experimental Challenge to the Standard Model of Particle Physics”,

 Foundations of Fundamental Physics – 11, Paris, October 2011

 

“The Theory-ladenness in the Experimental Context”

Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation: A Challenge to Philosophy of Science

Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, October 2010

 

“The Diminishing Experimental Challenge to the Standard Model of Particle Physics”

 The 11th International Congress on Frontiers of Fundamental Physics, Paris, France, July 2010

 

“Neither Emergence nor Reduction? On Gene’s Actions and Reciprocal Causation”

(with Paul-Antoine Miquel), Pittsburgh-Paris Workshops II, Center for Philosophy of Science, Unievrsity of Pittsburgh, 2009

 

“Can the Parity Thesis in Biology and Nativism in Psychology be Reconciled?”

 (with L. Radenovic), Biological Explanations of Behavior: Philosophical Perspectives, University of Hanover, Hanover, Germany, June 2008

 

“Why Were Logically Distinct Theories Deemed Equivalent in Early Quantum Mechanics?”

The Yearly Workshop – The History and Foundations of Quantum Physics Project, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, 2007

 

“Does The Principle Of Natural Selection As A Basic Physical Law Grant Explanatory Autonomy Of Biology?”

Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science, York University, Toronto, 2006.

 

“A Recent Revival of Schrödinger’s Ideas on Interpreting Quantum Mechanics, and Their Early Experimental Critique”

            Annual Meeting of the History of Science Society, University of Texas, Austin, 2004.

 

“A Recent Revival of Schrödinger’s Ideas on Interpreting Quantum Mechanics, and Their Early Experimental Critique”

            International Conference on Foundations of Probability and Physics – 3, International Center for Mathematical Modeling in Physics, Engineering and Cognitive Science, Växjo           University, 2004.

 

“Schrödinger’s and Everett’s Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics, and Bohr’s Experimental Critique”(paper accepted)

            12th International Congress for Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science,       University of Oviedo, Spain, 2003.

 

“Emergence, Nonlinearity, and Living Systems: A Metaphysical Lecture from Biology?”

            Annual Meeting of the International Society for the History, Philosophy, and  

             Social Studies of Biology, University of Vienna, Vienna, 2003.

 

“Taxonomies of Emergence, Relational Holism, and Nonlinearity”

            Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of   

             Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax, 2003.

 

Comment on M. Frappier’s paper “Dialectic and Heisenberg’s Microscope Thought Experiment”

            Annual Meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, Dalhousie 

             University, Halifax, 2003.

 

“Emergence, Nonlinearity, and Living Systems: A Metaphysical Lecture from Biology?”

            Annual Graduate Conference in Philosophy University of Toronto, 2003.

 

“Emergence, Nonlinearity, and Living Systems: A Metaphysical Lecture from Biology?”

            Graduate Conference in Philosophy, University of Waterloo, 2003.

 

 “A Historical Reminder to the Proponents of the Many Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics: Why Did Schrödinger take ill in 1926?”

            Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of

                         Science , University of Toronto, 2002.

 

“Emergence and Quantum States”

            The 4th Annual Philosophy Graduate Student Association Conference on the

              Philosophy of Mind, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2002.

 

 “Are Quantum Entanglements Emergent Properties?”

            The 6th Annual Mini-Conference in the Foundations of Physics in Conjunction

             with the Graduate Conference in Philosophy of Mathematics, Physics, and Logic,

                          University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, 2001.

 

 

OTHER PRESENTATIONS:

 

 

The First Annual Panel on History and Philosophy of Science

The First Annual Conference in History and Philosophy of Science, Center for History and Philosophy of Science, Pittsburgh University, 2007

 

“Some Philosophical Aspects of Quantum Theory and Nonlinear Dynamics”

            Speaker series at the Astronomical Observatory/Institute of Physics, Belgrade, 2003.

 

Comment on the paper of Brian Baigrie (University of Toronto), “The Scientific Life of the Camera Obscura”

            Philosophy Seminar in tribute to the 40th anniversary of York University, 2000.

 

REFEREE WORK:

 

·         Philosophy of Science

-     Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics

·         Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology

·         International Studies in Philosophy of Science

·         European Journal for the Philosophy of Science

·         Canadian Philosophical Association

·         Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science

 

COMMITTEES:

 

·         The Program Committee Member: Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation Workshop II (PSX 2), Konstanz, Germany, 2011; PSX 3, Boulder, Colorado, 2012; PSX4 Pittsburgh.

·         The Program and Organizing Committee Chair: PSX 1 Pittsburgh, October 2010.

 

 

MEMBERSHIPS:

 

Philosophy of Science Association; American Philosophical Association; Canadian Philosophical Association; Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Science; International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology

 

                                                            

 

SELECTED GRANTS AND AWARDS:

 

Dynamic Systems in Nature and Society, Ministry of Science of Serbia, 20011-2014 (10.000 €)

Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 2009. (40.000$)

Conference Expenses Funding, Utrecht University, Utrecht, 2008. (700$)

Conference Travel Award, Carleton University, Ottawa, 2006, 2007, 2008. (1.000$)

Siemens Östreich Award , Siemens, Austria (Vienna International Summer University), 2003. (1.500$)

International Student Scholarship, Faculty of Graduate Studies, York University, Toronto, 1999-2004. (4.000$)

Entrance Scholarship, Faculty of Graduate Studies, York University, Toronto, 1999/2000. (5000$)

Graduate Scholarship, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, 1998/1999. (8.000$)

Mary Catherine Cartwright Fellowship in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, 1998/1999. (8.000$)

 

SUMMER INSTITUTES:

 

Lunds University Summer graduate School and Seminar in Philosophy of Science (2004)

 

Vienna International Summer University (Scientific World Conception: Biological and     Cosmological Evolution) (2003)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

PhD. Thesis Supervision:

2010-present, University of Belgrade

“Downward Causation and Interactionist Dualism”, Janko Nesic

“The Relationship Between Scientific Theories and Facts: A Critique of David Bloor’s Account”, Biljana Radovanovic

 

Graduate courses taught:

 

Philosophy of Science – U. of Belgrade – 2011/12

Seminar in philosophy of Mind or Cognition - Carleton University – Winter 2008

 

Independent Studies Supervisions:

 

Graduate:

 

Topics in Philosophy of Cognitive Science (Carleton University) – Fall 2006

 

Undergraduate:

 

Topics in Metaphysics: Atomism and Monadology – Fall 2008

Topics in Advanced Logic – Winter 2008

Topics in Philosophy of Physics – Honors course – Winter 2007

 

Undergraduate courses taught:

 

Introduction to Philosophy of Science – Carleton University, 2006 & University of Belgrade, 2010/11/12

General Methodology – University of Belgrade, 2010/11/12

Introduction to Bioethics – Carleton University, 2009

Tutorial in advanced logic (4th year) – Carleton University, 2008

Introduction to Philosophy of Mind – Carleton University, 2007, 2008, 2009

Philosophy of Mind and Action – Carleton University, 2007

Introduction to Logic – Carleton University, 2007

German Idealism – Carleton University, 2007

Early Modern/Empiricists – Carleton University, 2006

Informal Reasoning – Carleton University, 2006

Metaphysics – St. Mary’s University, 2005/06

Plato – St. Mary’s University (Halifax), 2006

Rationalists – St. Mary’s University, 2005

Critical Thinking 1200 (full year), St. Mary’s University – 2005/06

Metaphysics - York University, 2003

       Deviant Logic - York University , Temporary Lecturer – 2003