Charlotte Werndl

Contact

Prof. Charlotte Werndl
University of Salzburg
Department of Philosophy (KGW)
Franziskanergasse 1
5020 Salzburg
Austria

Tel.:+43 662 8044-4081
Email: charlotte.werndl@sbg.ac.at

https://www.uni-salzburg.at/index.php?id=66387
www.charlottewerndl.net

Research

My current work focuses on four themes:

(i) The philosophy of climate science. I am particularly interested in the question how to define climate and climate change, the role of initial conditions in climate models, and practices of confirmation and calibration in climate science. Some of this work is done in the context of the ERSC research project “Managing Climate Risk and Providing Climate Services” at theĀ Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy.

(ii) The philosophy of statistical and thermal physics. I am currently working on several papers on topics such as typicality and probability in statistical mechanics, equilibrium and the approach to equilbrium, and the connection between Boltzmannian and Gibbsian statistical mechanics (some of these papers are collaborations with Dr Roman Frigg).

(iii) Evidence and the philosophy of statistics. I am currently working on several papers on Bayesianism and model selection theory (some of these papers are collaborations with Dr Katie Steele).

(iv) General philosophy of science: here I am particularly interested in determinism, underdetermination and confirmation.

 

Selected publications

Werndl, C. (forthcoming). ‘Model Selection Theory. The Need for a More Nuanced Picture of Double-Counting and Use-Novelty’. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. [with K. Steele]

Werndl, C. (forthcoming). ‘The Diversity of Model Tuning Practices in Climate Science’. Philosophy of Science. [with K. Steele]

Werndl, C. (2016). ‘On Defining Climate and Climate Change’. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 67 (2), 337-364.

Werndl, C. (2015). ‘Introduction to Philosophy of Climate Science, Part 2: Modelling Climate Change’. Philosophy Compass 10 (12), 965-977. [with R. Frigg and E. Thompson]

Werndl, C. (2015). ‘Introduction to Philosophy of Climate Science, Part 1: Observing Climate Change’. Philosophy Compass 10 (12), 953-964. [with R. Frigg and E. Thompson]

 

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