Flavia Padovani is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Drexel University, Philadelphia. She is also on the faculty of Drexel’s Center for Science, Technology, and Society. She earned her PhD in Philosophy at the University of Geneva in 2008. Before and after joining Drexel, she held postdoctoral and visiting positions in various international institutions.
Her research addresses issues in both history and philosophy of science (especially the interplay between science and philosophy in the early twentieth century) and general philosophy of science (objectivity in science, the nature of scientific principles, the structure of scientific theories and theory change, and problems surrounding the intertwined themes of measurement and coordination).