ARTHUR PAUL PEDERSEN
RESEARCH FELLOW
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Center for Adaptive Rationality Phone: +49 308.240.6271
Max Planck Institute for Human Development
E-Mail: pedersen@mpib-berlin.mpg.de
Suite 133 MAX PLANK WEBPAGE
Berlin 14195
CURRICULUM VITÆ
Paul Pedersen
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RESEARCH INTERESTS
Epistemology (including Formal Epistemology), Normative and Behavioral Decision Theory, Game Theory,
Cognitive Heuristics, Probability Theory, Philosophical and Mathematical Logic, Philosophy of Science,
Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of Language
HONORS AND AWARDS
  • Chancellor's Fellowship for Graduate Study, awarded on a competitive basis by the Graduate Dean of the University of California, Berkeley, to pursue a doctoral degree in the Group in Logic and the Methodology of Science, 2008 - 2011 (award declined)
  • Fellowship support from Teddy Seidenfeld to conduct summer graduate research, 2009-2012
  • Nuffic HSP Huygens Scholarship, awarded on a competitive basis by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, to study at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation of the Universiteit van Amsterdam, 2006 - 2008 (award declined)
  • NSF VIGRE grant to conduct research on continuous first-order logic, 2005 - 2006  
  • Notre Dame Department of Mathematics Scholarship to participate in proof theory course at the University of Notre Dame, Summer 2005 
  • Elected member of the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society 
  • Dean's Honor List
PUBLICATIONS
PRESENTATIONS
  • "Strictly Coherent Preferences, No Holds Barred." (25 July 2013). A.P. Pedersen. Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory, Mines ParisTech.
  • "Bigger is Not Always Better When Nothing is Good Enough." (18 July 2013). A.P. Pedersen. Colloquium, Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy.
  • "When is an Example a Counterexample?" (7 January 2012). A.P. Pedersen, E. Pacuit, & J-W. Romeijn. Delivered on our behalf by Hans van Ditmarsch. Theoretical Aspects of Rationality and Knowledge.
  • "Conditional Probability, Conditionals, Belief, And Decision: The Theory of Probability Cores." (3 August 2012). Logic Workshop in Buenos Aires.
  • "Individual and Collective Deliberation in Decision Making." A.P. Pedersen & E. Pacuit. (5 June 2012). Ecole Normale Supérieure.
  • "The Theory of Probability Cores in Bayesian Epistemology and Decision Theory." (2 June 2012). Formal Epistemology Workshop.
  • "Matryoshka Epistemology: The Role of Cores in Belief and Decision." (19 November 2011). Commemorative Colloquium for Horacio Arló-Costa, Carnegie Mellon University.
  • "Matryoshka Epistemology: The Role of Cores in Belief and Decision." (10 September 2011). Progic Conference, Columbia University.
  • "Filling in the Foundations of Probability." (9 September 2011). Seminar on Logic and Games, CUNY Graduate Center.
  • "Dutch Books for Primitive Conditional Probability and Lexicographic Decision-Making, or Probabilism with Tiers: Where to Find Support when You Want It." (26 June 2011). Episteme Conference on Recent Developments and Trends in Social Epistemology and Formal Epistemology.
  • "Fast and Frugal Heuristics: Take the Best and the Priority Heuristic in Perspective." A.P. Pedersen & H. Arló-Costa. (1 December 2010). Workshop on Experience, Heuristics, and Choice: Prospects for Bounded Rationality.
  • "Indicative Conditionals, Obligation and Decision Theoretic Conditionals." A.P. Pedersen & H. Arló-Costa. (4 September 2010). Formal Epistemology Workshop.
  • "Fast and Frugal Heuristics: Take the Best and the Priority Heuristic in Perspective." A.P. Pedersen & H. Arló-Costa. (15 April 2010). Synthese Conference on Epistemology and Economics, Columbia University.
  • "Comments on Sarah Moss's 'Updating as Communication.' " (19 June 2009). Formal Epistemology Workshop.
  • "Comments on Paul Weirich's 'Calibration.' " (20 February 2009). Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Assocation.
  • "Completeness for Continuous First-Order Logic." (10 April 2007). Math Logic Seminar, Carnegie Mellon University.
  • "Completeness for Continuous First-Order Logic." (2 March 2006). Tom Kent Logic Seminar, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
WORK IN
PROGRESS

  • "An Extension Theorem and a Numerical Representation Theorem for Qualitative Comparative Expectations without an Archimedean Axiom, without Measurability or Closure Conditions, and without help from Ultraproducts." A.P. Pedersen.
  • "Impossibility Results for Any Theory of Non-Archimedean Expected Value." A.P. Pedersen.
  • "A Slightly More Radical Personal Probability." A.P. Pedersen.
  • "The Theory of Probability Cores in Bayesian Epistemology and Decision Theory." A.P. Pedersen.
  • "Thinking before Deciding." A.P. Pedersen & E. Pacuit.
  • "Heuristics and Maximization: Beyond Binary Choice." A.P. Pedersen.
  • "Iterated Belief Revision and the Dynamics of Belief." A.P. Pedersen, E. Pacuit, & J-W. Romeijn.
  • "Extensions of Some Partially Defined Conditional Probabilities." A.P. Pedersen.
  • "Rational Choice and Conditional Obligation." A.P. Pedersen & J. Stecher.
  • "Betting on Improbable Conditionals." A.P. Pedersen & D. Rose.
  • "Truth in Continuous First-Order Logic." A.P. Pedersen.
  • "Pseudo-rationalizability over Infinite Choice Spaces." A.P. Pedersen.
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TEACHING






Fall 2011:
80-305 (80-605) Rational Choice (9-12 Units)





Instructor: Kevin Zollman


Section A: TR 3:00 - 4:20 PM Room PH 235B




Spring 2011:
80-100 Introduction to Philosophy (9 Units)





Instructor: Arthur Paul Pedersen


Lecture 3: MW 3:30 - 4:20 PM Room BH A53




Fall 2010:
80-305 (80-605) Rational Choice (9-12 Units)





Instructor: Kevin Zollman


Section A: TR 9:00 - 10:20 AM Room WEH 5415




Summer 2010:
80-100 Introduction to Philosophy (9 Units)





Instructor: Arthur Paul Pedersen


Section S: MTWRF 12:00 - 1:20 PM Room BH 150




Spring 2010:
80-100 Introduction to Philosophy (9 Units)





Instructor: Arthur Paul Pedersen


Lecture 3: MW 9:30 - 10:20 AM Room GHC 4401




Fall 2009:
80-305 (80-605) Rational Choice (9-12 Units)





Instructor: Kevin Zollman


Section A: TR 10:30 - 11:50 AM Room  PH A19




Summer 2009:
80-100 Introduction to Philosophy (9 Units)





Instructor: Arthur Paul Pedersen


Section U: MTWRF 12:00 - 1:20 PM Room BH 150




Spring 2009:
80-281 Language and Thought (9 Units)





Instructor: Horacio Arló-Costa


Section A: TR 12:00 - 1:20 PM Room WEH 5403




Fall 2008:
80-135 Introduction to Political Philosophy (9 Units)





Instructor: Robert Cavalier


Section A: TR 10:30 - 11:50 AM Room BH 255A




Spring 2008:
80-253 Continental Philosophy (9 Units)





Instructor: Robert Cavalier


Section A: TR 1:30 - 2:50 PM Room PH A22




Fall 2007:
80-100 What Philosophy Is (9 Units)





Instructor: John Mumma


Lecture 2: MW 1:30 - 2:20 PM Room WEH 5403


Sections:   G     1:30 - 2:20 PM Room HBH 237


                 H     2:30 - 3:20 PM Room     SH 212




Summer 2007:
80-212 Arguments and Logical Analysis (9 Units)





Instructor: Arthur Paul Pedersen


Section E: MTWRF 3:00 - 4:20 PM Room SH 220


Section U: MTWRF 3:00 - 4:20 PM Room SH 220


        Note: Sections E and U have same instructor.




Spring 2007: 80-341 (80-641) Computers, Society and Ethics (9-12 Units)





Instructor: Peter Madsen       


Section A: TR 1:30 - 2:50 PM Room HBH 1003





21-229 Set Theory (9 Units)





Instructor: Ernest Schimmerling


Section A: MWF 2:30-3:20 PM Room PH A20




Fall 2006: 80-100 What Philosophy Is (9 Units)





Instructor: Mara Harrell


Lecture 2: MW  1:30 - 2:20 PM   Room BH 136A


Sections:   F     11:30 - 12:20 PM Room BH 231A


                 F     12:30 - 1:20   PM Room BH A54
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