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Flavia Padovani

Flavia Padovani, PhD

Associate Professor of Philosophy
Department of English and Philosophy
Center for Science, Technology and Society
Office: 5016 MacAlister Hall

Additional Sites:


  • PhD, Philosophy, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • MA, Philosophy, University of Pavia, Italy

Research Interests:

Philosophy of Science, Epistemology, Logic


Flavia Padovani is an associate professor of Philosophy. 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 positions and visiting fellowships 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).