Eran Tal

I am an Associate Professor of Philosophy at McGill University and Canada Research Chair in Data Ethics. I specialize in philosophy of science, philosophy of measurement, and the ethics of big data and artificial intelligence.

Until 2016 I was a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, and before that an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at Bielefeld University in Germany.

Email: eran.tal@mcgill.ca (see my full contact details)

Here you can find my CV, find out about my current research projects or read my recent papers.

You can also find me on Twitter (@erantal).

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Upcoming talks

  • "Measurement Uncertainty and Model-Based Inference” , keynote lecture at Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation 6 (PSX6), Saint Louis University, October 15-16, 2021

  • (with Sebastian Duque) "Responsible Mental Health Measures that are Valid and Fit for their Purpose", Bordeaux-Berlin joint seminar series on Translating Validity in Psychiatric Research, January 20, 2022

  • "Measurement Outcomes as Best Predictors", Center for Philosophy of Science Annual Lecture Series, University of Pittsburgh, February 25, 2022

  • (title TBA), Philosophy Department, Simon Fraser University, March 18, 2022

  • “Who Needs Magnitudes?”, Measurement at the Crossroads, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Milano, summer 2022

  • (with Skye Barbic) “Philosophy of Measurement in the Clinic: Using Metrological Concepts to Improve Youth Mental Healthcare”, Measurement at the Crossroads, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Milano, summer 2022