Caetano Ernesto Plastino

Assistant Professor
Theory of Knowledge and Philosophy of Science

Academic Background

  • 1995 Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of São Paulo
  • 1995 PhD in Philosophy, University of São Paulo
    Supervisor: Prof. Luiz Henrique Lopes dos Santos
    Title: Realism and Anti-Realism about Science: Philosophical Considerations on the Cognitive Value of Science
  • 1982 Master’s Degree in Philosophy at the State University of Campinas
    Supervisor: Prof. Zeljko Loparic
    Title: Induction and Credibility: A Probabilistic-Personalist Study on Learning from Experience
  • 1986/1987 Specialization in Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • 1979 Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy at the University of São Paulo
  • 1977 Bachelor’s Degree in Physics at the University of São Paulo

Research Area

Epistemology and Philosophy of the Natural Sciences in the Analytical Tradition

Current Research

─Analysis of realist and antirealist conceptions of science,
─Application of game theory to epistemological questions,
─Examination of the social dimension of scientific rationality.


Caetano Ernesto Plastino

Orientações em andamento
Pesquisador Título da pesquisa Categoria
MIGUEL ÂNGELO FLACH The Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes, by Imre Lakatos, as a critical project to Karl Popper Doctorate Degree