Shimin Zhao

Credentials: Philosophy of Science


My research interests lie in general philosophy of science. My primary areas of focus include causation, explanation, and probability. In my dissertation, I aim to give a clear account of probabilistic explanation under the interventionist framework, which can hopefully address traditional puzzles around this concept while aligning with the interventionist principles. I am also interested in issues in formal epistemology and scientific inference, such as Bayesianism, model selection, and causal inference.
Before coming to Madison, I studied philosophy at Zhejiang University and completed a MA in Philosophy at Simon Fraser University.