I received my PhD in Philosophy (Epistemology and Logic) in 2020 from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil), with a study on metaphysical aspects of the interpretations of quantum mechanics, which I have been studying since my MA (Philosophy: Metaphysics and Knowledge) in 2015 at the State University of Maringá.
I am currently a Post-doc researcher at the Graduate Program in Philosophy of the Federal University of Santa Catarina, member of the Research Group in Logic and Foundations of Science (CNPq), and of the International Network on Foundations of Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Information.
I am interested in the methodological and epistemological aspects of the metaphysics of science, and its relation with scientific realism. In my PhD thesis I discussed one of the central problems of metaphysical methodology, which is to seek derivation of justification for metaphysical theories from the success of science. This requires a productive relationship between the two disciplines. I proposed an inversion in the current discussion, suggesting that quantum mechanics, my case study, negatively informs metaphysics: we can objectively establish which metaphysical categories are incompatible with the theory. For that, new terminology was presented, and rival conceptions were evaluated.
My current research is on the philosophy of quantum mechanics, in which I further develop the topics discussed in my PhD. Specifically, the method by which quantum mechanics can negatively inform metaphysics and how this negative feedback can inform one’s realist stance.