Background and activities

I am a PhD fellow in philosophy at the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. I work on a project titled “The Prospects of Naturalized Metaphysics” where I investigate the role of science - physics in particular - in metaphysics, and attempt to assess to what degree metaphysics should be informed by and founded in science. As such, the project finds itself at the intersection of my two primary interests: Philosophy of science/physics and metaphysical methodology. 

Aside from my PhD project, I am currently engaged in research in foundational issues in high energy physics, particularly on the nature of spacetime in the light of the AdS/CFT correspondence. I have also done more specialized work in the field of holographic gravity on the relationship between entanglement and spacetime.

Interests

  • Philosophy of physics
  • Metaphysics and methodology in metaphysics
  • History and philosophy of science
  • Rudolf Carnap and his legacy
  • Quantum mechanics in critical theory

Education

  • Master of science in Physics, Niels Bohr Institute (University of Copenhagen)
  • Master of arts in philosophy, University of Copenhagen.
  • Bachelor of arts in philosophy, University of Copenhagen
  • Bachelor of science in physics, Niels Bohr Institute (University of Copenhagen).

 Research

Jaksland, Rasmus. (2020) Entanglement as the world-making relation: distance from entanglement. Synthese.

Jaksland, Rasmus. (2020) Norms of Testimony in Broad Interdisciplinarity: The Case of Quantum Mechanics in Critical Theory. Journal for General Philosophy of Science.

Jaksland, Rasmus. (2020) Non-supernaturalism: Linguistic Convention, Metaphysical Claim, or Empirical Matter of Fact. Philosophia.

Jaksland, Rasmus & Niels Linnemann. (2020) Holography without holography: How to turn inter-representational into intra-theoretical relations in AdS/CFT. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B, 71, 101-119.

Jaksland, Rasmus. (2020) Old problems for neo-positivist naturalized metaphysics. European Journal for Philosophy of Science, 10(2).

Jaksland, Rasmus. (2019) The multiple realizability of general relativity in quantum gravity. Synthese.

Jaksland, Rasmus. (2017) A Dilemma for Empirical Realism. Philosophia, 45(3), 1195-1205.

Jaksland, Rasmus. (2017) A Review of the Holographic Relation between Linearized Gravity and the First Law of Entanglement Entropy. arXiv:1711.10854

Jaksland, Rasmus. (2016) The Possibility of Naturalized Metaphysics.