Nina Emery’s work focuses on the intersection of metaphysics and the philosophy of physics. She is especially interested in the question of how and to what extent our best scientific theories, especially quantum mechanics and relativity theory, should inform our understanding of time, probability, and laws of nature. She also works on the question of how and to what extent standard scientific practice relies on appeals to extra-empirical criteria like simplicity and explanatory power.
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Received a fellowship from the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation for her project, "Philosophy and Physics in Conjunction and Across Time".
Emery, N. (2022). Deterministic Chance. In E. Knox and A. Wilson (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Physics, 536-548.
Emery, N. (2020) Laws of Nature. In M. Raven (ed) Routledge Handbook of Metaphysical Grounding, 437-448.
Emery, N. (2021) Temporal Ersatzism and Relativity. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 99 (3), 490-503.
Was elected President of the Society for the Metaphysics of Science for the year 2022-2023, and will give the Presidential Keynote Address at the society's 2023 conference.