Sergio Orozco-Echeverri's profile
Name

Sergio Orozco-Echeverri

SPS Department

Science, Technology & Innovation Studies

2013 Visiting Research Fellow, Science Studies Unit, University of Edinburgh.

2012- Lecturer in History and Philosophy of Science, Institute of Philosophy, Universidad de Antioquia (in research leave from 2015).

2010 Advisor for the National Ministry of Education (Colombia) on the pedagogical orientations for teaching philosophy in Secondary School.

2008-2012 Director of Studies, Institute of Philosophy, Universidad de Antioquia.

2006- Associate researcher, Research group Knowledge, Philosophy, Science, History and Society, Institute of Philosophy, Universidad de Antioquia. 

Qualifications

2010 MPhil in Philosophy (with Distinction), Universidad de Antioquia (Dissertation: Knowledge as language. Thomas Hobbes on Mathematics and Natural Philosophy. Supervisor: Prof. John Henry).

2005 B.A. in Philosophy (Physics, joint honours), Universidad de Antioquia.

Awards and Funding

2015 School of Social and Political Sciences Scholarship, The University of Edinburgh.

2014 Scholarship for PhD Studies in the United Kingdom, British Council-Colciencias.

2010 Summa cum laude. MPhil Dissertation, Universidad de Antioquia.

2008-2010 Scholarship for MPhil Studies, Universidad de Antioquia.

2007 First place (Social and Economic Sciences Area), National Contest Otto de Greiff to the best Undergraduate dissertation. National Ministry of Education, Colombia.

2007 'Young researcher', Colciencias (declined).

2001 First place in the category of "Language", Prize Andrés Bello, in the National Examinations concluding Secondary School. National Ministry of Education, Colombia.

Research Activities

2013-2014 (PI) Authorial identity as an argument for credibility: the role of the individual in the institutionalisation of scientific theories. Institute of Philosophy, Universidad de Antioquia.

2009-2013 (PI) The introduction of Modern Science into the Viceroyalty of New Granada: José Celestino Mutis' Newtonianism and his defense of experimental philosophy. CODI Grant. Universidad de Antioquia

2008-2010 (PI) Polemics on experimental philosophy: Thomas Hobbes and Robert Boyle. CODI Grant. Universidad de Antioquia.

2007-2008 (PI) Rediscovery and reconstitution in Isaac Newton's thought. Universidad de Antioquia.

Teaching Experience

2016- Senior Tutor, Science and Society 1B, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Edinburgh.

2012- Lecturer in History and Philosophy of Science, Institute of Philosophy, Universidad de Antioquia. (Theory of knowledge, Early Modern Science and Philosophy, History of Science).

2006-2012 Teaching fellow, Institute of Philosophy, Universidad de Antioquia. 

  • 'Force in Renaissance Science' in Sgarbi, M (ed). Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy, Springer, 2018. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02848-4
  • Isaac Newton and the reconstitution of the divine palimpsest. Medellín: Universidad de Antioquia, 2009. (Book in Spanish, preview in google books).
  • De la existencia a la providencia: el argumento del diseño en Isaac Newton [From existence to providence: Isaac Newton's argument from design], in: Duque, L.M (ed). Ciencia y religión. Reflexiones en torno a una racionalidad incluyente. Cali: Universidad del Valle. 2013. pp. 87-101. (Chapter book in Spanish).
  • On the origin of Hobbes' conception of language: The literary culture of English Renaissance Humanism, Revista de estudios sociales, 44, 2012.  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7440/res44.2012.10 
  • Review of Robert Westman, The Copernican Question. Prognostication, skpeticism and celestial order (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011) in KriterionBrazil, 2012.

Other publications are available on Academia.