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Eleonora Cresto
eleonora.cresto@gmail.com
 
Institución: CONICET (National Council for Scientific and Technical Research), Instituto de Filosofía, University of Buenos Aires
Cargo: Philosophy Professor and Permanent Researcher
 

I got my B.A. from Universidad de Buenos Aires, and my Ph.D. from Columbia University, in 2006. Currently I am Philosophy Professor at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and UNTREF (Buenos Aires); I am also a Permanent Researcher at the CONICET (National Council for Scientific and Technical Research), Instituto de Filosofía, University of Buenos Aires. I'm mainly interested in both formal and mainstream epistemology, as well as in philosophy of science, decision theory, and philosophy of logic. Publications in English include



*  "Prisoner's Dilemma, One Shot and  Iterated" (with Diego Ríos). International Encyclopaedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Elsevier, forthcoming.


* "A Defense of Temperate Epistemic Transparency". The Journal of Philosophical Logic (2012), 41 (6): 923-955.


* “How DNA Became an Important Molecule. Controversies at the Origins of Molecular Biology”. In O. Nudler (ed.) Controversy Spaces. Amsterdam, John Benjamin Publishing Company, 2011, pp. 135-162.


*  "On Reasons and Epistemic Rationality." The Journal of Philosophy (2010), 107 (6): 326-330.


* “Belief and Contextual Acceptance”. Synthese (2010), 177: 41-66.


* “Epistemology”. In S. Nuccetelli, O. Schutte and O. Bueno, A Companion to Latin American Philosophy. Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, pp. 468-481.


* “A Model for Structural Changes of Belief”. Studia Logica, (2008) 88: 431-451.


* "In Search of the Best Explanation about the Nature of the Gene". Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C (2008), 39: 65-79.


In progress/ submitted

2013


* “Lost in Translation: Unknowable Propositions in Probabilistic Frameworks” (Talk delivered at the ProbVag Conference, Tokyo, March 2013, and at The Oxford-Buenos Aires Logic Group, Buenos Aires, April 2013).


* "Transparency and Group Epistemic Responsibility." (SEFA-SADAF Conference 2013, Madrid-Buenos Aires, March 2013; Invited talk at the University of Buenos Aires, Department of Economics, April 2013).


* "How to Be a Pragmatist Without Surrendering to Naturalism" (International Symposium Richard Rorty, Buenos Aires, May 2013).


* "A Theory of Evidence for the Legal Context: Uncertain Probabilities, Decisions and Explanations". (First Latin American Conference on Legal Epistemology, Bogotá, June 2013 - Keynote talk).


Previous years:


* "Knowledge Attribution Revisited: A Deflationary Account".

* "A Decision Theoretic Approach to Inference to the Best Explanation"

* "A Problem for Dogmatism? On the Putative Conflict Between Dogmatic Justification and Bayesian Confirmation".



You can find a selection of my work below (including some work in Spanish):

 Trabajos publicados en el sitio
"01. A Defense of Temperate Epistemic Transparency" en Journal of Philosophical Logic (2012)  
"02. On Reasons and Epistemic Rationality" en The Journal of Philosophy (2010)  
"03. Belief and Contextual Acceptance" en Synthese (2010)  
"04. How DNA Became an Important Molecule: Controversies at the Origins of Molecular Biology" en O. Nudler (ed.), Controversy Spaces: A Model of Scientific and Philosophical Change. Amsterdam/ Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, (2011)  
"05. Conocimiento y entendimiento: Discusiones sobre el concepto de valor epistémico" en Diánoia (2011)  
"06. Reseña de M. Valdés y M.A. Fernández (comp.). Normas, virtudes y valores epistémicos. Ensayos de epistemología contemporánea. IIF, UNAM, México, 2011" en Análisis Filosófico (2011)  
"07. Reseña de: Ernest Sosa, A Virtue Epistemology: Apt Beliefs and Reflective Knowledge, Vol. I." en Revista Latinoamericana de Filosofía (2009)  
"08. A model for structural changes of belief" en Studia Logica (2008)  
"09. In search of the best explanation about the nature of the gene: Avery on pneumococcal transformation" en Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (2008)  
"10. Reseña de David Christensen, Putting Logic in its Place" en Crítica (2008)  
"11. ¿Cuándo preguntar '¿por qué?' Observaciones sobre la dinámica de las preguntas y respuestas en una investigación científica" en Análisis Filosófico (2007)  
"12. Inferring to the Best Explanation: A Decision Theoretic Approach (Table of contents)" (2006)  
"13. Inferring to the Best Explanation: A Decision Theoretic Approach (Conclusions)" (2006)  
"14. Justificar, interpretar y otros asuntos pragmáticos" en Diánoia (2003)  
"15. Creer, inferir, aceptar: una defensa de la inferencia a la mejor explicación apta para incrédulos" en Revista Latinoamericana de Filosofía (2002)  
"16. Escepticismo, verdad y confiabilidad" en Revista Latinoamericana de Filosofía (1997)  
"17. Naturalismo y escepticismo" en Revista de Filosofía (Arg.) (1996)  
 Cursos publicados en el sitio
 Título  Año y cuat.  Tipo  Horarios
Decisiones, acciones y racionalidad: Fundamentos filosóficos de la teoría de la decisión racional 2010 - 1º Seminario de doctorado Jueves de 15 a 19 horas
Epistemología y Revisión de Creeencias 2007 - 2º Seminario de investigación Martes 17 a 19hs
Teoría de la decisión racional 2006 - 2º Seminario de grado Martes de 9 a 13

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