Research

My primary areas of research are in epistemology and rational choice theory.

My research is currently focused on the development of a pragmatic epistemology that is sensitive to both empirical and normative concerns in decision theory. On the empirical side, I am primarily concerned with accommodating the phenomenon of preference reversals and the resulting constructive accounts of preference. On the normative side, I am skeptical of all-things-considered rationality as well as all-or-nothing evaluations of rationality. My hope is to develop a constructive account of rational deliberation that coincides nicely with a view on which rationality is a graded notion. Finally, following the pragmatic tradition of Peirce and Ramsey, I am interested in analyzing the norms that govern full belief, partial belief, and other mental states by investigating the role that these states play in deliberation.