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Alexandru Manafu

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Department of Philosophy

Associate Professor
Teaching Stream

Office: S414A Ross Building
Email: alexman@yorku.ca


My interests are in the philosophy of science (especially the physical sciences), and the metaphysics of science, where I have done work on reductionism and emergence, as well as on natural kinds. I am also interested in the philosophy of psychiatry. Before joining the philosophy department at York, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, where I am currently an associate member.

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Degrees

Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Western Ontario
M.A. in History and Philosophy of Science, University of Calgary
M.A. in Logic and Theoretical Philosophy, University of Bucharest
B.A. in Philosophy, Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza

Research Interests

, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mind
Books

Publication
Year

Multiple Realizability and Levels of Reality. (Ed.) Special issue of Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 68:1-2 (2018)

2018

Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Manafu, A. (2015) “A Novel Approach to Emergence in Chemistry” In Scerri, E., and McIntyre, L., editors, Philosophy of Chemistry. Growth of a New Discipline. Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science. Volume 306, 2015, pp. 39-55.

2015

Manafu, A. (2015) “The Prospects for Fusion Emergence” In Sandu, G., Parvu, I., and Toader, I., editors, Romanian Studies in Philosophy of Science, Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science. Volume 313, pp. 221-235.

2015

Manafu, A. (2013) “Concepts of Emergence in Chemistry”. In Llored, J.P., editor, The Philosophy of Chemistry: Practices, Methodologies and Concepts, pp. 659–674. Cambridge Scholars.

2013

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Manafu, A. (2021). An Experiential Education Approach to Teaching the Mind-Body Problem. Teaching Philosophy, 44(1), 11–27.

2021

Multiple Realizability and Levels of Reality (2018) Introduction to a special issue of Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 68:1-2 (2018)

2018

Manafu, A. (2014) “How Much Philosophy in the Philosophy of Chemistry?” Journal for General Philosophy of Science, Volume 45, Issue 1 Supplement, pp. 33-44.

2014

Manafu, A. (2013) “Internal Realism and the Problem of Ontological Autonomy”, Foundations of Chemistry, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp. 225-228.

2013


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/MODR1770 6.0 O Techniques of Persuasion ONLN
Fall 2021 AP/PHIL2240 3.0 A Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind LECT
Fall 2021 AP/PHIL4285 3.0 A Revolutions in Science SEMR
Fall 2021 AP/PHIL1100 3.0 B The Meaning of Life LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2022 AP/PHIL4080 3.0 M Seminar in the Philosophy of Mind SEMR
Winter 2022 AP/PHIL3265 3.0 M Philosophy of Mind ONLN
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/MODR1770 6.0 O Techniques of Persuasion ONLN


My interests are in the philosophy of science (especially the physical sciences), and the metaphysics of science, where I have done work on reductionism and emergence, as well as on natural kinds. I am also interested in the philosophy of psychiatry. Before joining the philosophy department at York, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, where I am currently an associate member.

Degrees

Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Western Ontario
M.A. in History and Philosophy of Science, University of Calgary
M.A. in Logic and Theoretical Philosophy, University of Bucharest
B.A. in Philosophy, Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza

Research Interests

, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mind

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Manafu, A. (2015) “A Novel Approach to Emergence in Chemistry” In Scerri, E., and McIntyre, L., editors, Philosophy of Chemistry. Growth of a New Discipline. Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science. Volume 306, 2015, pp. 39-55.

2015

Manafu, A. (2015) “The Prospects for Fusion Emergence” In Sandu, G., Parvu, I., and Toader, I., editors, Romanian Studies in Philosophy of Science, Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science. Volume 313, pp. 221-235.

2015

Manafu, A. (2013) “Concepts of Emergence in Chemistry”. In Llored, J.P., editor, The Philosophy of Chemistry: Practices, Methodologies and Concepts, pp. 659–674. Cambridge Scholars.

2013

Books

Publication
Year

Multiple Realizability and Levels of Reality. (Ed.) Special issue of Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 68:1-2 (2018)

2018

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Manafu, A. (2021). An Experiential Education Approach to Teaching the Mind-Body Problem. Teaching Philosophy, 44(1), 11–27.

2021

Multiple Realizability and Levels of Reality (2018) Introduction to a special issue of Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 68:1-2 (2018)

2018

Manafu, A. (2014) “How Much Philosophy in the Philosophy of Chemistry?” Journal for General Philosophy of Science, Volume 45, Issue 1 Supplement, pp. 33-44.

2014

Manafu, A. (2013) “Internal Realism and the Problem of Ontological Autonomy”, Foundations of Chemistry, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp. 225-228.

2013


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/MODR1770 6.0 O Techniques of Persuasion ONLN
Fall 2021 AP/PHIL2240 3.0 A Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind LECT
Fall 2021 AP/PHIL4285 3.0 A Revolutions in Science SEMR
Fall 2021 AP/PHIL1100 3.0 B The Meaning of Life LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2022 AP/PHIL4080 3.0 M Seminar in the Philosophy of Mind SEMR
Winter 2022 AP/PHIL3265 3.0 M Philosophy of Mind ONLN
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/MODR1770 6.0 O Techniques of Persuasion ONLN