Promoted to Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy
Dana Tulodziecki joined the faculty in the Department of Philosophy in 2013. She received her PhD in philosophy from Columbia University after completing a BSc in philosophy, logic, and scientific method and an MSc in history and philosophy of science at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in the UK.
Dana’s research takes up fundamental issues in scientific epistemology, in particular issues of justification and methodology. Her work focuses on understanding what criteria besides empirical evidence make epistemic contributions to our scientific theories, and her goal over the next several years is to develop a novel and enriched account of scientific justification that explicitly takes these criteria into account. More generally, she is interested in the role of various aspects of scientific practice (methodological principles, experimental procedures, the ways in which we engage with scientific instruments, etc.) in the epistemology of science.
Her papers have appeared in a number of leading philosophy of science journals, including Philosophy of Science, the British Journal for Philosophy of Science, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, and Synthese.