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Dr Jason Konek

Dr Jason Konek

Dr Jason Konek
BA(Wis.), MA(Mich.), PhD(Mich.)

Lecturer in Philosophy of Mind/ Epistemology

Cotham House,
Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6JL
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 3310432

Research summary

My research covers a range of topics in formal epistemology and decision theory. 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 ...

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