Francesca Bellazzi is a PhD student at the University of Bristol. She holds a BA in Philosophy from Università Cattolica of Milan (2017) and an MSc in Philosophy of Science from the LSE (2018).
Francesca is specialising in metaphysics of science and philosophy of biology. She is currently investigating the relationship between chemistry and biology. Her thesis project is focused on biochemical natural kinds, in particular in genetics. Her interests also involve General Philosophy of Science, Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, especially Aristotle and the Medieval problem of universals.
Francesca's research involves studying classical metaphysical categories, such as kinds, and laws in contemporary sciences, as reflected in her BA and MSc dissertations. The former regards a dispositional account of laws of nature and its application to biological laws (supervisors Prof. Giordani and Dr. De Florio). The latter is a proposal of biological species as genuine natural kinds(supervisor Dr. Birch).
This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, grant agreement No 771509. All project outputs are published Open Access. Website photo credit: Matt Lincoln Photography
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