University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Department of Philosophy
PhD, 2013
Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Areas of Specialization
Epistemology
Philosophy of Probability

I am lecturer in philosophy at the University of Bristol. Over the past few years, I have been investigating the foundations and applications of epistemic utility theory. Epistemic utility theory aims to provide rigorous, decision-theoretic justifications for norms governing rational belief. It proceeds in two stages. Firstly, it pins down what is that makes one's beliefs epistemically valuable at a world, and proposes "epistemic utility functions" that measure this sort of value. Secondly, it uses the machinery of decision theory to show that certain epistemic norms are a better means to the end of epistemic value than others. Some of my wor…

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