Kino Zhao

Assistant Professor


  • B.A., philosophy, psychology, University of British Columbia
  • M.A., philosophy, Simon Fraser University
  • Ph.D., logic and philosophy of science, University of California, Irvine


My research is in the philosophy and methodology of the social sciences. I am interested in both philosophically-informed-science and scientifically-informed-philosophy. Basically, my projects will try to do one of two things: 1) identify a methodological concern discussed by social scientists and see if providing a philosophical analysis can help the dialogue make progress, or 2) identify a philosophical thesis that seems to involve factual claims about the social world and ask whether the social sciences are equipped to supply them.

I can also be persuaded to undertake/supervise projects in philosophical logic, philosophy about machine learning, game and decision theory, most areas of technical philosophy, and historical topics around the Vienna Circle.


Sample representation in the social sciences. Synthese 198, 9097–9115 (2021).