About me

I am an aspiring philosopher of science at Boston University, entering my third-year of study in the department of philosophy’s PhD program in Fall 2022. I graduated from the Rose Hill Honors Program at Fordham University in 2020, where I received my bachelor’s degree in philosophy and classical civilizations. I am originally from Long Island, New York, where I attended Rocky Point High School.

My research in the philosophy of science explores epistemic issues arising from measurement and the detection of “unobservables.” What constitutes an (in)direct detection? I am also intrigued by epistemic issues arising from practices in the historical sciences (e.g., paleontology). Currently, I am considering what insights might be gained by comparing epistemic practices among the apparently disparate experimental and historical sciences. I am a member of Dr. Alisa Bokulich’s Philosophy of the Geosciences Research Group at BU, which is an invaluable source of feedback and support for me as I develop my work regarding such issues and others in the philosophy of science.

Aside from the philosophy of science, I am also interested in phenomenology (particularly the works of Edmund Husserl) and epistemic issues arising from perception. I also have interests in Ancient Greek philosophy (particularly Stoic epistemology).

If you too are a philosopher, please feel free to connect via email, or using any of my social profiles linked on this website! I can be reached at brewer@bu.edu.