Episode 48 - Ann-Sophie Barwich

On Episode 48, Nick chats with Ann-Sophie Barwich, Visiting Professor in the Cognitive Science Program at Indiana University Bloomington, about growing up studying literature in East Germany, finding her voice as a researcher, and the importance of thinking about the sense of smell as a model for neuroscience and the senses.



0:15 Hello and welcome / 2:07 Ann on being recruited to the Cog-Sci program at Indiana / 4:41 Growing up in East Germany and being obsessed with literature / 11:26 How Ann found her way into philosophy, and other undergraduate adventures / 17:38 Ann’s introduction to the philosophy of science, and a Monty Python quote / 20:00 How Ann switched dissertation topics mid-course and came to study smell / 32:37 Important moments in Vienna and finding her voice as a researcher / 39:27 How philosophy of science failed her / 48:48 Ann’s Twitter presence as the “smellosopher” and her approach to public engagement as a philosopher of science / 54:15 Ann’s future plans learning EEG and working as a scientific philosopher / 01:05:00 The greatest challenge facing philosophy of science today

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