Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Teru Miyake

Head, Philosophy

School of Humanities
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

Phone: (+65)65132248
Office: HSS-03-89(PHILO)

  • PhD (Philosophy) Stanford University 2011
  • MA (Philosophy) Tufts University 2004
  • BSc (Applied Physics) California Institute of Technology 1994
Teru was born in Yokohama, Japan, but spent much of his childhood in San Rafael, California. He attended the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and received a BS in Applied Physics. After completing his undergraduate studies, he moved back to Japan and worked as an engineer for a few years, then as a freelance translator specializing in science and technology. He then decided to pursue his interests in philosophy and went back to the United States to get an MA in Philosophy from Tufts University in Boston. After two years in Boston, he was very happy to go back to sunny California to get his PhD in Philosophy at Stanford University. He is now enjoying the dynamic city of Singapore and looking forward to participating in academic life at NTU.
Research Interests
My main field of research is Philosophy of Science.
Current Projects
  • Earth Models and the Epistemology of the Earth's Interior
  • Underdetermination and the Epistemology of Partially Inaccessible Systems
Selected Publications
  • Miyake T.(2018). Scientific Realism and the Earth Sciences. The Routledge Handbook of Scientific Realism(333-344). Routledge.
  • Miyake, T. (2018, January). Reasoning from Residuals: The Methodology of Global Seismology, 1906-1940. Paper presented at Realism and the Rocks: A Workshop on Contemporary Scientific Realism and the Earth Sciences, Durham University.
  • Miyake T. (2017). Magnitude, Moment, and Measurement: The Seismic Mechanism Controversy and Its Resolution. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Part A, 65-66, 112-120.
  • Miyake, T. (2017, August). Gaining Access to Atomic and Molecular Structure. Paper presented at Quo Vadis Selective Scientific Realism?, Durham University.
  • Miyake T.(2017). Scientific Inference and the Earth's Interior: Harold Jeffreys and Dorothy Wrinch at Cambridge. Integrated History and Philosophy of Science: Problems, Perspectives, and Case StudiesSpringer.

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