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Martin Vezér

Martin Vezér

Postdoctoral Scholar


University Park , PA 16802

Biography:

Martin Vezér is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM) and Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State University.  Martin earned his BA (Hons.) in philosophy from York University in Toronto, Canada, his MSc in philosophy of the social sciences from the London School of Economics and Political Science in London, England, and his PhD in philosophy of science from Western University in London, Ontario, Canada.  Martin’s doctoral dissertation addresses a set of related questions arising from current discussions in the epistemology of climate science, focusing on the logic of aggregating evidence from multiple sources to improve the reliability of scientific knowledge.  Building on this work, his postdoctoral research addresses questions about climate change at the intersection of epistemology and ethics, including whether there are inherent limitations to what we can know about how the climate will change in the years ahead, and how we can use what is known about climate change to promote ethical decision-making.  Under the supervision of Professor Nancy Tuana, Martin works with faculty, postdocs and students on SCRiM Projects #5 (How can limits to adaptive capacity inform the choice of mitigation and geoengineering strategies?)  and #11 (An ethical assessment of shortwave geoengineering).