About

Elay Shech

I am an Associate Professor at  Auburn University’s Department of Philosophy. My research interests include general philosophy of science, philosophy of physics, and philosophy of mathematics and statistics, and I also have a budding interest in philosophy of artificial intelligence and machine learning, philosophy of biology, aesthetics and the philosophy of art, and Buddhist philosophy.

I received my PhD from the department of History and Philosophy of Science at University of Pittsburgh in the Spring of 2015. My dissertation concerns the philosophical underpinnings of representation and idealization in science, and is directed by John Earman and John D. Norton.

I have held visiting fellowships at Durham University, National University of Singapore, University of Sydney, University of Bristol, and Utrecht University, and I was a visiting scholar/professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University.

In my free time I enjoy cooking authentic and traditional cuisines from around the world, reading fiction (with current favorites Philip Roth, Elizabeth StroutHaruki MurakamiNeil GaimanBrandon Sanderson, and Ursula K. LeGuin), playing music (mostly my Gretsch White Falcon and Martin HD-28), and meditating. I enjoy hiking and long walks in nature.

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