Plenary Speakers

Uljana Feest is professor of philosophy at the Leibniz University in Hannover, where she holds the chair of social philosophy and philosophy of social science. Her primary areas of research are the philosophy of psychology and the philosophy of experimentation, both of which she approaches with a focus on the ways in which methodological and conceptual questions are entwined in the investigative practices of psychology and neighboring fields. Uljana has published widely on various aspects of operationism (which is also the topic of a book manuscript), concept formation, introspection, measurement, and the replication crisis ( In her work she engages with research practices and epistemological reflections of past and current science and philosophy from the 19 th century onward. She is currently on the executive board of the Committee for Integrated HPS.

Carl Hoefer is an ICREA Research Professor at the University of Barcelona, and Director of the Barcelona Institute of Analytic Philosophy (BIAP). From 2009 - 2017 he was the founding Editor in Chief of EJPS.  His research has mostly addressed metaphysical questions by examining the metaphysics of nature that flows from our best scientific theories. He has authored many works on the philosophy of space and time, especially in connection with relativity theories, and on the nature of objective chance.  Recent research interests include: scientific realism; how to understand quantum non-locality; and how to understand the passage of time. Most recently, in the Covid-19 era, he has begun working on the failures of objectivity in medical and epidemiological research.

Quill Kukla is Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University, as well as a Humboldt Scholar at Leibniz Universität Hannover. They are also the Director of Disability Studies at Georgetown University. Their research ranges over philosophy of the applied sciences (especially medicine and geography), social epistemology, philosophy of language, philosophy of sexuality, and anti-oppression philosophy. Their latest book is City Living: How Urban Dwellers and Urban Spaces Make One Another (Oxford University Press 2021). They are also the author of Mass Hysteria: Medicine, Culture, and Mothers' Bodies (Rowman and Littlefield 2005) and, with Mark Lance, 'Yo!' and 'Lo!': The Pragmatic Topography of the Space of Reasons (Harvard University Press 2009). They are the Editor-in-Chief of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal and the co-editor, with Sean Valles, of the Bioethics for Social Justice series with Oxford University Press. One of their current research projects is the development of a comprehensive epistemology of maps and Geographic Information Systems.

Quill Kukla is the Women's Caucus Plenary Speaker.

M. Redei is professor of philosophy in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research area is philosophy and foundations of modern physics, especially quantum theory, and he worked on probabilistic causality and on foundations of classical and quantum probability. He also did research on John von Neumann's life and work. He is the author of "Quantum logic in Algebraic Approach" (Kluwer, 1998); with two co-authors published the book "The Principle of the Common Cause" (Cambridge University Press, 2013) and edited several volumes, including "John von Neumann: Selected Letters" (American Mathematical Society and London Mathematical Society, 2015). He was chair, co-chair and steering committee member of three major European Science Foundation grants that provided opportunities to develop philosophy of science in Europe in the period 2003-2013. He is a founding members of the European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA). He received the Carl-Friedrich Siemens Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 2018, which he used to stay in the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy during the 2018-2019 academic year. For further information see his webpage.

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