Go to home page

Name: Boaz Miller

Position: Senior Lecturer

Department: Community Information Systems

Email: boaz.m@zefat.ac.il



Areas of Interest: social epistemology, digital epistemology; philosophy of science and technology; science and technology studies

Biographical Info: 

2006 – 2010 PhD, University of Toronto, Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST)

2005 – 2006 MA, IHPST, University of Toronto

1999 – 2002 B.Sc. in Computer Science and Amirim Interdisciplinary Honors Program, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Research: I study the social and technological dimension of knowledge,

Teaching:

Introduction to Digital Culture

Sociology of the Internet

Database Systems

Data Structures

Awards:

2018 Israel Science Foundation (ISF) Grant 650/18 for the Project “Skepticism about Testimony”, valued at 195,000 NIS per year for three years (total: 585,000 NIS). Co-PIs: Boaz Miller and Arnon Keren (Haifa University).

Publications (selected):

Record, Isaac & Boaz Miller. 2018. Taking iPhone Seriously: Epistemic Technologies and the Extended Mind. In Extended Epistemology, edited by Duncan Pritchard, Andy Clark, Jesper Kallestrup, Orestis Palermos & J. Adam Carter, 105-226. Oxford: Oxford University Press.  

Miller, Boaz & Isaac Record. 2017. Responsible Epistemic Technologies: A Social-Epistemological Analysis of Autocompleted Web Search. New Media and Society 19(12) 1945-1963. 

Miller, Boaz & Isaac Record. 2013. Justified Belief in a Digital Age: On the Epistemic Implications of Secret Internet Technologies. Episteme 10(2): 101-118.

Miller, Boaz. 2013. When Is Consensus Knowledge Based? Distinguishing Shared Knowledge from Mere Agreement. Synthese 190(7): 1293-1316. 

Miller, Boaz. 2016. What is Hacking’s Argument for Entity Realism? Synthese 193(3): 991-1006. 

Miller, Boaz. 2015. Why (Some) Knowledge is the Property of a Community and Possibly None of Its Members. The Philosophical Quarterly 65(260): 417-441. 

Miller, Boaz. 2014. Catching the WAVE: The Weight-Adjusting Account of Values and Evidence. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 47: 69-80. 

Miller, Boaz. 2014. Science, Values, and Pragmatic Encroachment on Knowledge. European Journal for the Philosophy of Science 4(2): 253-270. 

Miller, Boaz. 2009. What Does It Mean that PRIMES is in P? Popularization and Distortion Revisited. Social Studies of Science 39(2): 257-288.

Presentations (selected):

“Knowledge: Individually Responsible, Collectively Justified” Philosophy of Science Association (PSA) 2018 Meeting, Seattle (November 2018).

“Wittgenstein and the Machine”, Israel Society for History and Philosophy of Science Annual Conference, Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem (May 2018). 

“Epistemic Equality: Distributive Epistemic Justice in the Context of Justification” (with Meital Pinto) Philosophy of Science Association (PSA) 2016 Meeting, Atlanta (November 2016).

“An Epistemic Defence of Moderate Wishful Thinking” Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics Research Seminar (Invited Speaker), Erasmus University Rotterdam (October 2015).

“Autocomplete: Responsible Information Providing on the Internet” The Edelstein Center for History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Medicine Colloquium, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (January, 2015).

“Knowledge from Instruments” Research Seminar, The Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel Aviv University (February, 2014).

“What is Hacking’s Argument for Entity Realism Anyway?” Israel Society for History and Philosophy of Science 14th Annual Conference, Bloomfield Science Museum, Jerusalem (December 2013).  

“Defending Pragmatic Encroachment on Knowledge: A Deontological Argument from Motivated Reasoning and the Limits of Inquiry” Philosophy of Science Association (PSA) 2012 Meeting, San Diego, (November 2012)

“Group Knowledge and the Wisdom of Crowds” European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences (ENPOSS) 2012 Conference, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (September 2012). 

“Justified Belief in a Digital Age: On the Epistemic implications of Secret Internet Technologies” (with Isaac Record) Episteme 2012 Conference: Epistemological Problems of Privacy and Secrecy, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands (June 2012).

“‘Trust Me – I’m a Public Intellectual’: Margaret Atwood’s and David Suzuki’s Social Epistemologies of Climate Science” SSRC Workshop on the Transformation of Public Intellectuals and Canadian Democracy (Invited Speaker), Department of Communication and Culture, The University of Calgary (October 2011).

“Can We Trust Wikipedia?” Israel Society for History and Philosophy of Science 11th Annual Conference, Bloomfield Science Museum, Jerusalem (March 2011).

“A Science of Breastfeeding or an Ideology of Good Motherhood?” Faculty Seminar, The Program in Biological Thought (Invited Speaker), The Open University of Israel, Raanana (February 2011). Video available at www.youtube.com/watch?v=eD8oIT0PcFE 

“Epistemic Communalism Defended” Episteme 2010 Conference – Cognitive Ecology: The Role of the Concept of Knowledge in our Social Cognitive Ecology, School of Philosophy, The University of Edinburgh (June 2010). 

“When Is Deference to Consensus Justified? Responsible Belief in the Face of Agreement” Responsible Belief in the Face of Disagreement: International Conference, VU University, Amsterdam (August, 2009).

“Popper, Models and the Rationality Principle” Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Science (CSHPS) Annual Meeting 2008, University of British Columbia (June, 2008). 

“Interpretation or Puzzle Solving? On the Debate between Kuhn and Taylor about the Proper Demarcation Criterion between the Natural and the Human Sciences” The Second Annual HPS Workshop in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge (April, 2006).

Visit Us
Zefat Academic College 11 Jerusalem St. Zefat Israel P.O.B 160


E-mail: externalrelations@zefat.ac.il