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    Philosophy of Language for Decision Theory Part 2: Indexicals and Vagueness

Philosophy of Language for Decision Theory Part 2: Indexicals and Vagueness

9 May 2017|

In her second post in this series, Anna Mahtani explores the parallels between philosophy of language and decision theory’s treatment of indexicals and vagueness.

The Last Hope Part 1: A Worthwhile Life

10 April 2017|

In the first in this three-part series, Luc Bovens looks at death, immortality and the worthwhile life.

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    Philosophy of Language for Decision Theory Part 1: Credences and Preferences

Philosophy of Language for Decision Theory Part 1: Credences and Preferences

13 March 2017|

Decision theorists and philosophers of language have a lot to learn from one another. In this post, Anna Mahtani looks at the use and interpretation of credences and preferences.

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    The scientific limits of understanding complex social phenomena

The scientific limits of understanding complex social phenomena

9 January 2017|

Can we give accurate scientific explanations for social phenomena? In this post, CPNSS Research Fellow Alexander Krauss looks at the proposed link between economic inequality and democratic change.

Providing aid and foreseeing harm

6 December 2016|

Should we be blamed for the negative consequences of otherwise wholly good acts? Tom Rowe considers the moral risks faced by aid givers.

Moral Mathematics: an interview with Campbell Brown

1 November 2016|

Campbell Brown is one of the most recent additions to our faculty. We thought we’d welcome him to the Department with some questions.

Fair Shares and Degrees of Inequality

22 September 2016|

What does justice demand of individuals in an unjust society? Chris Marshall considers the personal implications of distributive justice.

Why is doping wrong anyway?

17 August 2016|

Most sports ban certain performance-enhancing drugs and penalise those who use them. But is the use of these drugs morally wrong? Heather Dyke looks at the ethics of doping.

Negotiating with Myself

8 June 2016|

Can the concept of “temporal selves” help us understand temptation and restraint? Johanna Thoma on self-negotiation.

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    Decision Theory with a Human Face: an interview with Richard Bradley

Decision Theory with a Human Face: an interview with Richard Bradley

18 May 2016|

Richard Bradley’s written a new book about decision theory. We decided to ask him some questions about it.