Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Teru Miyake

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

Phone: (+65)65132248
Office: HSS-03-86(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.(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.
  • Miyake T.(2017). Uncertainty and Modeling in Seismology. Reasoning in MeasurementRoutledge.
  • Miyake T. (2016, November). Inaccessibility and the Growth of Knowledge About the Earth's Deep Interior. Paper presented at Philosophy of Science Association 2016, Atlanta, USA.
  • Miyake T. (2016, July). The Structure and Growth of Evidence about the Earth's Deep Interior. Paper presented at &HPS6, University of Edinburgh, UK.
  • Miyake T. (2016, June). Residual Phenomena and the Mechanism of Deep Earthquakes. Paper presented at Society for the Philosophy of Science in Practice 2016, Rowan University, New Jersey.

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