# Research

Many of my current research projects revolve around the intersection of general philosophy of science, metaphysics, and philosophy of mathematics.

In *philosophy of science*, I am interested in many open problems in structural realism as well as methodological issues in scientific practice (e.g., the use of machine learning models), which I take to be continuous with the philosophy of mathematical practice.

In *philosophy of mathematics* too, many of my current projects concern the themes around (mathematical) structuralism. More specifically, I am interested in the philosophy of category theory and how mathematical practice may inform the relevant debates.

I take such topics in philosophy of science and mathematics to be continuous with many fundamental themes in *metaphysics*. For example, ontological nihilism and metaphysical indeterminacy are some of the topics in metaphysics I am delving into, especially given their relevance in the metaphysics of science. In a similar vein, the neighboring topics in *philosophy of logic* are of great interest to me, e.g., what to make of the impact of empirical sciences in logic, what to make of the ontological commitment of logical theories, etc.

Also, I am developing independent interests in *applied ethics*, especially regarding population ethics and existential risks.

## Publications

Chanwoo Lee (Forthcoming). **“Intertranslatability and Ground-Equivalence”**. *Erkenntnis*, Available Online. [Official Link] [Philpapers]

Chanwoo Lee (Forthcoming). **“From Indeterminacy in a Fundamental Theory to Fundamental Indeterminacy?”**. *Analytic Philosophy*, Available Online. [Official link] [Philpapers]

Chanwoo Lee (2023). **“What Analytic Metaphysics Can Do For Scientific Metaphysics”**. *Ratio*, 36 (3). [Official link] [Philpapers] [PhilSci-Archive]

Chanwoo Lee (2022). **“The Structuralist Approach to Underdetermination”**. *Synthese*, 200: 108. [Official link] [Philpapers] [PhilSci-Archive]

## In Progress

- A paper on the practice-oriented approach to philosophy of science
- A paper on the existential risks regarding the humanity and the Korean people
- A paper on the very notion of the ‘foundation of mathematics’
- A paper on mathematical inferentialism
- A paper on mathematical explanation and category theory
- A paper on the notion of perspicuity in metaphysics
- A paper on the genesis of ‘model’ in mathematics