Bio

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I am an assistant professor at the  Department of Philosophy and the Center for Applied Ethics at the Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia). My research aims at identifying and evaluating the epistemic and social consequences of commercially-driven research today, particularly in clinical research conducted by the pharmaceutical industry.

I am also an affiliated researcher at the Academy of Finland Centre of Excelence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences (TINT). Together with other TINTers, I am working on a project on scientific imperialism.

I received my Ph.D. in the History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Notre Dame in 2014. In my dissertation, “Learning from Ignorance: Agnotology’s Challenge to Philosophy of Science” I examine the recent literature on the social construction of ignorance in cases of commercialized and privatized scientific research (such as the tobacco industry’s support of cancer research) and provide a philosophical analysis of the epistemic and social consequences that follow from such studies.

My research interests include social epistemology, the science and values debate, the history and philosophy of economics, and feminist philosophy of science.

Email: m.fernandezp@uniandes.edu.co

Phone: +57 (1) 3394949 ext. 3551

Address:

Universidad de los Andes, Dept. de Filosofía

Carrera 1 No. 18 A-10/12, Ed.Franco, Piso 5

Bogotá, Colombia

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