List, Christian


Professor Christian List  

Department

Position held

Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS)

Department of Government

Professor of Political Science and Philosophy

Experience keywords:

formal epistemology; group agency; rational choice theory; social choice theory; philosophy of social science; theories of democracy and deliberation

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Professor List works in social choice theory, formal epistemology and the philosophy of social science, focusing on formal modelling in the social sciences, the aggregation of individual inputs into collective outputs and the interface between deliberation and decision-making.

Languages:

German [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

Media experience:

Radio

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 6785

Publications

LSE Research Online, Funnelback Search

2014

List, Christian (2014) Three kinds of collective attitudes Erkenntnis. ISSN 0165-0106

List, Christian and Vermeule, Adrian (2014) Independence and interdependence: lessons from the hive Rationality and Society, 26 (2). 170-207. ISSN 1043-4631

Dietrich, Franz and List, Christian (2014) Reason-based rationalization Theoretical Economics, TE/2014/565. The London School of Economics and Political Science, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London, UK.

List, Christian (2014) Free will, determinism, and the possibility of doing otherwise Noûs, 48 (1). 156-178. ISSN 0029-4624

2013

Conradt, Larissa and List, Christian and Roper, Timothy J. (2013) Swarm intelligence: when uncertainty meets conflict The American Naturalist, 182 (5). 592-610. ISSN 00030147

Dietrich, Franz and List, Christian (2013) A reason-based theory of rational choice Noûs, 47 (1). 104-134. ISSN 0029-4624

Dietrich, Franz and List, Christian (2013) Where do preferences come from? International Journal of Game Theory, 42 (3). 613-637. ISSN 0020-7276

Dietrich, Franz and List, Christian (2013) Propositionwise judgment aggregation: the general case Social Choice and Welfare, 40 (4). 1067-1095. ISSN 1432-217X

List, Christian and Spiekermann, Kai (2013) Methodological individualism and holism in political science: a reconciliation American Political Science Review, 107 (4). 629-643. ISSN 0003-0554

List, Christian and Luskin, Robert and Fishkin, James and McLean, Iain (2013) Deliberation, single-peakedness, and the possibility of meaningful democracy: evidence from deliberative polls The Journal of Politics, 75 (1). 80-95. ISSN 0022-3816

Dietrich, Franz and List, Christian (2013) Reasons for (prior) belief in Bayesian epistemology Synthese, 190 (5). 787-808. ISSN 0039-7857

2012

List, Christian (2012) Judgment aggregation: a short introduction In: Mäki, Uskali, (ed.) Philosophy of Economics. Handbook of the philosophy of science (13). Elsevier, 799-822. ISBN 9780444516763

List, Christian and Pettit, Philip (2012) Episteme symposium on group agency: replies to Gaus, Cariani, Sylvan, and Briggs Episteme, 9 (03). 293-309. ISSN 1742-3600

List, Christian and Rabinowicz, Wlodek (2012) Two intuitions about free will: alternative possibilities and endorsement London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

List, Christian (2012) The theory of judgment aggregation: an introductory review Synthese, 187 (1). 179-207. ISSN 0039-7857

2011

List, Christian (2011) The logical space of democracy Philosophy and Public Affairs, 39 (3). 262-297. ISSN 0048-3915

List, Christian (2011) Group communication and the transformation of judgments: an impossibility result Journal of Political Philosophy, 19 (1). 1-27. ISSN 0963-8016

Dietrich, Franz and List, Christian (2011) A model of non-informational preference change Journal of Theoretical Politics, 23 (2). 145-164. ISSN 0951-6298

List, Christian and Pettit, Philip (2011) Group agency: the possibility, design, and status of corporate agents Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780199591565

2010

List, Christian and Koenig-Archibugi, Mathias (2010) Can there be a global demos?: an agency-based approach Philosophy and Public Affairs, 38 (1). 76-110. ISSN 1088-4963

Dietrich, Franz and List, Christian (2010) The aggregation of propositional attitudes: towards a general theory In: Gendler, Tabor S. and Hawthorne, John, (eds.) Oxford Studies in Epistemology. Oxford studies in epistemology, 3 (3). Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 215-234. ISBN 9780199584086

List, Christian and Polak, Ben (2010) Introduction to judgment aggregation Journal of Economic Theory, 145 (2). 441-466. ISSN 1095-7235

List, Christian (2010) The theory of judgment aggregation: an introductory review LSE Choice Group working paper series, vol. 6, no. 1. The Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS), London School of Economics, London, UK.

List, Christian and Vermeule, Adrian (2010) Independence and interdependence: lessons from the hive London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Dietrich, Franz and List, Christian (2010) The impossibility of unbiased judgment aggregation Theory and Decision, 68 (3). 281-299. ISSN 0040-5833

Menzies, Peter and List, Christian (2010) The causal autonomy of the special sciences In: McDonald, Cynthia and McDonald, Graham, (eds.) Emergence in Mind. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 108-129. ISBN 9780199583621

Dietrich, Franz and List, Christian (2010) Majority voting on restricted domains Journal of Economic Theory, 145 (2). 512-543. ISSN 1095-7235

Dietrich, Franz and List, Christian (2010) Where do preferences come from? London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Farrar, Cynthia and Fishkin, James S. and Green, Donald P. and List, Christian and Luskin, Robert C. and Levy Paluck, Elizabeth (2010) Disaggregating deliberation's effects: an experiment within a deliberative poll British Journal of Political Science, 40 (2). 333-347. ISSN 1469-2112

List, Christian and Dietrich, Franz (2010) The problem of constrained judgment aggregation In: The Present Situation in the Philosophy of Science. Philosophy of science in a European perspective (1). Springer, Germany, 125-139. ISBN 9789048191147

2009

List, Christian and Menzies, Peter (2009) Nonreductive physicalism and the limits of the exclusion principle Journal of Philosophy, CVI (9). ISSN 0022-362x

Bradley, Richard and List, Christian (2009) Desire-as-belief revisited Analysis, 69 (1). 31-37. ISSN 0003-2638

List, Christian and Menzies, Peter (2009) Non-reductive physicalism and the limits of the exclusion principle Journal of Philosophy, CVI (9). 475-502. ISSN 0022-362X

List, Christian and Puppe, Clemens (2009) Judgment aggregation: a survey In: Anand, Paul and Pattanaik, Prasanta and Puppe, Clemens, (eds.) The Handbook of Rational and Social Choice. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199290420

Dietrich, Franz and List, Christian (2009) A reason-based theory of rational choice LSE Choice Group working paper series, vol. 5, no. 6. The Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS), London School of Economics, London, UK.

Dietrich, Franz and List, Christian (2009) Propositionwise judgment aggregation LSE Choice Group working paper series, vol. 5, no. 2. The Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS), London School of Economics, London, UK.

Dietrich, Franz and List, Christian (2009) A model of non-informational preference change PSPE working papers, 08-2009. Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2008

Dietrich, Franz and List, Christian (2008) Judgement aggregation under constraints In: Boylan, Thomas and Gekker, Ruvin, (eds.) Economics, Rational Choice and Normative Philosophy. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, 111-123. ISBN 9780415435802

Bradley, Richard and List, Christian (2008) Desire-as-belief revisited LSE Choice Group working paper series, vol. 4, no. 3. The Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS), London School of Economics, London, UK.

Dietrich, Franz and List, Christian (2008) Opinion pooling on general agendas Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Dietrich, Franz and List, Christian (2008) A liberal paradox for judgment aggregation Social Choice and Welfare, 31 (1). 59-78. ISSN 1432-217X

Dietrich, Franz and List, Christian (2008) Judgment aggregation without full rationality Social Choice and Welfare, 31 (1). 15-39. ISSN 1432-217X

List, Christian and Menzies, Peter (2008) Non-reductive physicalism and the limits of the exclusion principle Government Department, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

List, Christian (2008) Which worlds are possible?: a judgment aggregation problem Journal of Philosophical Logic, 37 (1). 57-65. ISSN 0022-3611

List, Christian (2008) Distributed cognition: a perspective from social choice theory In: Albert, Max and Schmidtchen, Dieter and Voigt, Stefan, (eds.) Scientific Competition: Theory and Policy. Conferences on New Political Economy (25). Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, Germany, 285-308. ISBN 9783161494130

Dietrich, Franz and List, Christian (2008) The aggregation of propositional attitudes: towards a general theory LSE Choice Group working paper series, vol. 4, no. 4. The Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS), London School of Economics, London, UK.

Seeley, Thomas D. and Elsholtz, Christian and List, Christian (2008) Independence and interdependence in collective decision making: an agent-based model of nest-site choice by honeybee swarms Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 364 (1518). 755-762. ISSN 0962-8436

Conradt, Larissa and List, Christian (2008) Group decisions in humans and animals: a survey Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 364 (1518). 719-742. ISSN 0962-8436

2007

List, Christian (2007) Deliberation and agreement In: Rosenberg, Shawn W, (ed.) Deliberation, Participation and Democracy: Can the People Govern?. Palgrave Macmillan, New York, USA, 64-81. ISBN 9780230517356

List, Christian and Stoljar, Daniel (2007) What a dualist should say about the exclusion argument Government Department, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Dietrich, Franz and List, Christian (2007) Judgment aggregation by quota rules: majority voting generalized Journal of Theoretical Politics, 19 (4). 391-424. ISSN 1460-3667

Dietrich, Franz and List, Christian (2007) Judgment aggregation with consistency alone Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Dietrich, Franz and List, Christian (2007) The impossibility of unbiased judgment aggregation Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Dietrich, Franz and List, Christian (2007) Arrow's theorem in judgment aggregation Social Choice and Welfare, 29 (1). 19-33. ISSN 1432-217X

List, Christian (2007) Group deliberation and the transformation of judgments: an impossibility result PSPE working papers, 04-2007. Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Dietrich, Franz and List, Christian (2007) Strategy-proof judgment aggregation Economics and Philosophy, 23 (3). 269-300. ISSN 1474-0028

Dietrich, Franz and List, Christian (2007) Majority voting on restricted domains Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

List, Christian (2007) Group deliberation and the transformation of judgments: an impossibility result PEPP, 26. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2006

List, Christian (2006) The discursive dilemma and public reason Ethics, 116 (2). 362-402. ISSN 0014-1704

Dietrich, Franz and List, Christian (2006) The impossibility of unbiased judgment aggregation London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Goodin, Robert E and List, Christian (2006) Special majorities rationalized British Journal of Political Science, 36 (2). 213-241. ISSN 1469-2112

List, Christian (2006) When to defer to supermajority testimony – and when not Government Department, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

List, Christian (2006) Republican freedom and the rule of law Politics, Philosophy and Economics, 5 (2). 201-220. ISSN 1470-594X

Bradley, Richard and Dietrich, Franz and List, Christian (2006) Aggregating causal judgements Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Goodin, Robert E and List, Christian (2006) A conditional defense of plurality rule: generalizing May's theorem in a restricted informational environment American Journal of Political Science, 50 (4). 940-949. ISSN 1540-5907

List, Christian and Luskin, Robert C. and Fishkin, James S. and McLean, Iain (2006) Deliberation, single-peakedness, and the possibility of meaningful democracy: evidence from deliberative polls PSPE working papers, 01-2006. Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2005

List, Christian and Pettit, Philip (2005) Group agency and supervenience The Southern Journal of Philosophy, 44 (Sp. 85-105. ISSN 0038-4283

Dietrich, Franz and List, Christian (2005) Strategy-proof judgment aggregation London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Dietrich, Franz and List, Christian (2005) The two-envelope paradox: an axiomatic approach Mind, 114 (454). 239-248. ISSN 0026-4423

Elsholtz, Christian and List, Christian (2005) A simple proof of Sen's possibility theorem on majority decisions Elemente Der Mathematik, 60 (2). 45-56. ISSN 1420-8962

Dietrich, Franz and List, Christian (2005) Arrow’s theorem in judgment aggregation PEPP 13. The London School of Economics and Political Science, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London, UK.

Dietrich, Franz and List, Christian (2005) Arrow’s theorem in judgment aggregation PEPP, 13. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

List, Christian (2005) The probability of inconsistencies in complex collective decisions Social Choice and Welfare, 24 (1). 3 -32. ISSN 1432-217X

Dietrich, Franz and List, Christian (2005) Strategy-proof judgment aggregation PEPP, 9. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

List, Christian and Pettit, Philip (2005) On the many as one : a reply to Kornhauser and Sager Philosophy and Public Affairs, 33 (4). 377-390. ISSN 1088-4963

List, Christian (2005) Group knowledge and group rationality: a judgment aggregation perspective Episteme, 2 (1). 25-38. ISSN 1742-3600

2004

List, Christian and Sliwka, Anne (2004) "Deliberative polling" als methode zum erlernen des demokratischen sprechens Zeitschrift Für Politik, 51 (1). 87-105. ISSN 0044-3360

List, Christian and Pettit, Philip (2004) An epistemic free-riding problem? In: Catton, Philip and Macdonald, Graham, (eds.) Karl Popper: Critical Appraisals. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, 128-158. ISBN 9780415319713

List, Christian (2004) Democracy in animal groups: a political science perspective Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 19 (4). 168-169. ISSN 0169-5347

Dietrich, Franz and List, Christian (2004) A liberal paradox for judgment aggregation London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Bovens, Luc and Rabinowicz, Wlodek (2004) Complex collective decisions: an epistemic perspective Associations: Journal for Social and Legal Theory, 7. ISSN 0949-7722

Dryzek, John S. and List, Christian (2004) Social choice theory and deliberative democracy : a response to Aldred British Journal of Political Science, 34 (4). 752-758. ISSN 1469-2112

List, Christian (2004) The impossibility of a Paretian republican? Some comments on Pettit and Sen Economics and Philosophy, 20 (1). 65-87. ISSN 1474-0028

List, Christian (2004) A model of path-dependence in decisions over multiple propositions American Political Science Review, 98 (3). 495-513. ISSN 1537-5943

List, Christian (2004) Multidimensional welfare aggregation Public Choice, 119 (1-2). 119-142. ISSN 1573-7101

Gold, Natalie and List, Christian (2004) Framing as path dependence Economics and Philosophy, 20 (2). 253-277. ISSN 1474-0028

List, Christian and Pettit, Philip (2004) Aggregating sets of judgments : two impossibility results compared Synthese, 140 (1-2). 207 -235. ISSN 1573-0964

Bovens, Luc and Rabinowicz, Wlodek (2004) Voting procedures for complex collective decisions: an epistemic perspective Ratio Juris, 17 (2). 241-258. ISSN 0952-1917

Dietrich, Franz and List, Christian (2004) A model of jury decisions where all jurors have the same evidence Synthese (Special Section : Knowledge, Rationality and Action), 142 (2). 175 -202. ISSN 1573-0964

List, Christian (2004) On the significance of the absolute margin The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 55 (3). 521-544. ISSN 1464-3537

2003

List, Christian (2003) The epistemology of special majority voting .

Dryzek, John S. and List, Christian (2003) Social choice theory and deliberative democracy : a reconciliation British Journal of Political Science, 33 (1). 1-28. ISSN 1469-2112

List, Christian (2003) A possibility theorem on aggregation over multiple interconnected propositions Mathematical Social Sciences, 45 (1). 1-13. ISSN 0165-4896

List, Christian (2003) Are interpersonal comparisons of utility indeterminate? Erkenntnis, 58 (2). 229-260. ISSN 1572-8420

List, Christian (2003) The voting power approach : a theory of measurement. A response to Max Albert European Union Politics, 4 (4). 473-497. ISSN 1741-2757

2002

List, Christian (2002) Two concepts of agreement The Good Society, 11 (1). 72-79. ISSN 1089-0017

List, Christian (2002) Intradimensional single-peakedness and the multidimensional Arrow problem Theory and Decision, 52 (3). 287-301. ISSN 1573-7187

List, Christian and Pettit, Philip (2002) Aggregating sets of judgments : an impossibility result Economics and Philosophy, 18 (1). 89-110. ISSN 1474-0028

2001

List, Christian and Goodin, Robert E. (2001) Epistemic democracy : generalizing the Condorcet jury theorem Journal of Political Philosophy, 9 (3). 277-306. ISSN 1467-9760

List, Christian (2001) Some remarks on the probability of cycles - Appendix 3 to 'Epistemic democracy: generalizing the Condorcet jury theorem' Journal of Political Philosophy, 9 (3). 277-306. ISSN 1467-9760

List, Christian (2001) A note on introducing a "zero-line" of welfare as an escape route from Arrow's theorem Pacific Economic Review, 6 (2). 223-238. ISSN 1468-0106

List, Christian (2001) A note on introducing a "zeroline" of welfare as an escape route from Arrow's theorem Pacific Economic Review, 6 (2). 223-238. ISSN 1468-0106

2000

List, Christian and Harbour, Daniel (2000) Optimality theory and the problem of constraint aggregation MIT Working Papers in Linguistics and Philosophy, 1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, Cambridge, MA.

List, Christian (2000) A note on measuring preference structuration Nuffield College working papers in economics, 2000-W8. Nuffield College, Oxford, UK.

1999

List, Christian (1999) Craig's theorem and the empirical underdetermination thesis reassessed Disputatio, 7. 28-39. ISSN 0873-626X

List, Christian (1999) Multidimensional inequality measurement: a proposal Nuffield College working papers in economics, 1999-W27. Nuffield College, Oxford, UK.

1998

List, Christian (1998) Indeterminacy of translation reassessed: is the problem of translation an empirical matter? Philosophical Writings (9). 23-38. ISSN 1361-9365


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Awards

Social Choice and Welfare Prize (2009); Philip Leverhulme Prize in Philosophy (2007); Nuffield Foundation New Career Development Fellowship (2005)

 

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