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Iñaki San Pedro

Iñaki San Pedro

Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science
University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU
Centro Carlos Santamaría, D10
Elhuyar Plaza, 2
20018 Donostia
Tel.: +34 94301 7424
Fax.: +34 94301 5470


I graduated in Theoretical Physics at the University of London (Royal Holloway College) and later completed a PhD on causal inference in quantum mechanics at the University of the Basque Country, UPV-EHU.

Right now I am back as a research fellow at the University of the Basque Country, UPV-EHU, where I lead a new research project on computer simulations and scientific representation applied to climate change models. 

My research interests include causal inference in genuinely indeterministic contexts in general, and quantum mechanics in particular. More specifically, I have recently focused on the relation between causality and locality (or non-locality) in quantum mechanics.

Lately I have become interested in the philosophy of computer simulations and scientific representation. At the moment I lead the research project "Climate Change Models and Simulations as Interventive Representations: Uncertainty, Evidence and Confirmation" funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiviness (MINECO). 


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Selected Publications

  • ​San Pedro, I. (2013). "On Free Will and No-conspiracy", in T. Sauer and A. Wüthrich (Eds.) New Vistas on Old Problems: Recent Approaches to the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics. Max Planck Research Library for the History and Development of Knowledge. Edition Open Access, Berlin, 2013, pp. 87–102.
  • Rédei, M. and San Pedro, I. (2012). "Distinguishing Causality Principles", Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 43: 84–89.
  • San Pedro, I. (2011). "Causation, Measurement Relevance and No-conspiracy in EPR", European Journal for Philosophy of Science, 2: 137–56.
  • San Pedro, I. (2011). "Venetian Sea Levels, British Bread Prices and Reichenbach's Principle of the Common Cause: A Reassessment", in H. de Regt, S. Okasha and S. Hartmann (Eds.), EPSA Philosophy of Science: Amsterdam 2009, Springer, Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, New York, 2011, pp. 341–54.
  • Suárez, M. and San Pedro, I. (2010) "Causal Markov, Robustness and the Quantum Correlations", in M. Suárez (Ed.) Causes, Probabilities and Propensities in Physics, Synthese Library, Springer, pp. 173–93.


Work in Progress

Work in progress:
  • Measurement and causation
  • Causal interventions in the EPR experiment
  • Computer simulations and scientific representation
  • Emergence in computer simulations