Dr Milena Ivanova

Honorary Research Fellow

School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Milena Ivanova completed her MA (2007) in the HPS department at the University of Athens, and PhD in Philosophy (2013) at the University of Bristol. Before becoming a postdoctoral fellow in the MCMP, she lectured philosophy of science in the HPS department at the University of Sydney and was a visiting fellow at the University of Queensland.

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of science and epistemology
    The nature of scientific principles, the problem of theory change and its rationality, and on the aesthetics of science.
  • The history of philosophy of science
    The relationship between science and philosophy in the early twentieth century


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Book Chapter

  • Ivanova, Milena (2014). Is there a place for epistemic virtues in theory choice?. Virtue epistemology naturalized: bridges between virtue epistemology and philosophy of science. (pp. 207-226) edited by Abrol Fairweather.Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-04672-3_13

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Ivanova, Milena (2015). Poincaré’s Aesthetics of Science. The 89th Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind, University of Warwick, 10-12 July 2015.

  • Ivanova, Milena (2015). Poincaré’s Aesthetics of Science. 15th Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, CLMPS 2015, University of Helsinki, 3-8 August 2015.

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