Visiting Researchers Program, spring 2023: Wiktor Rorot

A look back at the visiting researchers that have come to Louvain-la-Neuve this past spring. We start with Wiktor Rorot (University of Warsaw / Polish Academy of Sciences).


Wiktor Rorot is a PhD student in the Interdisciplinary Doctoral School at the University of Warsaw and at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He is working across philosophy and cognitive science under the supervision of prof. Joanna Rączaszek-Leonardi and prof. Marcin Miłkowski. He focuses on philosophy of biology and philosophy of cognitive science, applying digital methods to study the use of theoretical constructs and the scientific practice of those disciplines.

Wiktor’s visit

“I visited CEFISES and Louvain-la-Neuve for two weeks in the beginning of May 2023. I came as part of my project on the use of the concept of “communication” in biological and cognitive research, funded by the Polish National Science Center, to consult the methodology of a digital corpus study with prof. Charles Pence. The Center is a great place to conduct research in history and philosophy of science, and the members of CEFISES made me feel welcome immediately. Even though I visited only briefly, the time spent at UCLouvain has helped me significantly advance my project, and professor Pence’s experience with the methodology of digital philosophy of science has allowed me to focus the methodological core of my project and provided me with practical tools to move it forward. There’s a lot going on in LLN, and I can’t wait to visit again!”