About my work
I mainly work in epistemology, philosophy of science, and philosophy of machine learning. I have additional interests in feminist philosophy and philosophy of religion.
I focus on social and political aspects of the concept of evidence, scientific practices, and expertise. For example, I develop a view in which what is evidence for what is constituted through norm-conforming social deliberation. In the philosophy of machine learning, I focus on developing concepts to better understand how the discipline works and expose some of its political aspects.
My CV is here.
As of Fall 2021, I will be a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh.
I recently earned a Ph.D. in philosophy at UC Berkeley.
Before that, I earned an M.A. in philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Before that, I earned a B.Sc. in physics and chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
I am sometimes asked how I pronounce my name. The phonetic spelling is “rah-VEET doh-THAN”. The German pronunciation comes close, you can hear what it sounds like by clicking the “listen” icon in the "German" tab here.
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