Personal information

Gabriel Târziu is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy. Before joining the MCMP in November 2022, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher for the Romanian Academy and he spent time in Munich, Brussels, Essen and Ghent as a research fellow.

Research Interests

Gabriel is specialized in epistemology, the philosophy of science, and the philosophy of mathematics and he has a wide interest in topics related to (scientific) understanding and explanation, the problem of the applicability of mathematics to the physical world, and the ontological debate in the philosophy of mathematics. Currently, he works on an MSCA-funded project on the epistemological particularities of understanding in climate science. His aim in this project is to develop an account of climate scientific understanding that takes climate model hierarchies as central for achieving understanding in climate science.

Selected Publications

  1. Tȃrziu, G.: Can We Have Physical Understanding of Mathematical Facts? Acta Analytica 37(2): 135-158 (2022).
  2. Târziu, G.: How Do We Obtain Understanding with the Help of Explanations? Axiomathes 31(2): 173-197 (2021).
  3. Târziu, G.: Importance and Explanatory Relevance: The Case of Mathematical Explanations. Journal for General Philosophy of Science 49(3): 393-412 (2018).
  4. Târziu, G.: Can we have mathematical understanding of physical phenomena? Theoria: An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science 33(1): 91-109 (2018).
  5. Târziu, G.: Mathematical Explanations and the Piecemeal Approach to Thinking about Explanation. Logique et Analyse 61(244): 457-487 (2018).