Charlene Brecevic

Char Brecevic

B.S., Biochemistry, University of Colorado
B.A., Philosophy, University of Colorado

Char Brecevic is a Ph.D. student in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Notre Dame. Her research is focused on the role of linguistics in shaping experimental design and forming scientific conclusions in laboratory settings. More specifically, to what extent does language circumscribe our scientific inquiries by limiting the kinds of questions asked? What are the epistemological implications of our drawing conclusions in experimental settings with these limitations in mind? How do we navigate the moral landscape of applied science if scientists themselves are unaware of the linguistic limitations operating in their own work? Through her research, Char addresses these questions by identifying linguistic problems that arise inside and outside of a laboratory setting in hopes of establishing linguistic mediums through which we can not only talk about science with greater accuracy, but also carry out scientific work with improved efficacy.

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Department of Philosophy
100 Malloy Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556