Roula Faraj

PhD Candidate


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

Epistemology, philosophy of Perception, history and philosophy of physics


My area of research is in the history, philosophy and sociology of science, with a particular focus on the physical sciences. I am primarily interested in the methodological and epistemological debates between the philosophy and the sociology of science. More specifically, I am interested in how the history of physics can inform the debates between contemporary pluralism and relativism. At the core of my research is the question of objectivity. I am interested in how an acknowledgment of the role of ambiguity can provide clarity in understanding how both the cognitive and the social play a role in the development of scientific knowledge.