ARTHUR
PAUL
PEDERSEN

RESEARCH
FELLOW



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, 20092012
 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
firstorder
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 
 "A
Proof
of
Completeness for Continuous FirstOrder Logic." A.P. Pedersen &
I. Ben Yaacov. Journal
of Symbolic Logic, 75(1): 168190, March 2010.
 "Bounded
Rationality:
Models for Some Fast and Frugal Heuristics." A.P.
Pedersen & H. ArlóCosta. In A. Gupta, J.F.A.K. van Benthem, and E. Pacuit, editors, Games, Norms and Reasons:
Logic at the Crossroads. Springer, 2011. A tribute to Rohit Parikh on the occasion
of his
70th birthday.
 "Social
Norms,
Rational Choice and Belief Change." A.P. Pedersen & H.
ArlóCosta. In E.J. Olsson and S. Enqvist, editors, Belief Revision meets Philosophy of Science, Vol. 21 of Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science. Springer, 2010.
 "Belief Revision." A.P. Pedersen & H.
ArlóCosta. In L. Horsten and R. Pettigrew, editors, Continuum Companion to Philosophical Logic. Continuum Press, 2011.
 "Belief and Probability: A General Theory of Probability Cores." A.P. Pedersen & H.
ArlóCosta. International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, 53(3): 293315, April 2012.
 "Fast and Frugal Heuristics: Rationality and the Limits of Naturalism." A.P. Pedersen & H.
ArlóCosta. Synthese: 120, November 2012.
 "What Language Dependence Problem? A Reply for Joyce to Fitelson on Joyce." A.P. Pedersen & C. Glymour. Philosophy of Science, 79(4): 561574, October 2012.

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, & JW. 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 ArlóCosta, 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 DecisionMaking, 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. ArlóCosta. (1 December 2010). Workshop on Experience, Heuristics, and Choice: Prospects for Bounded Rationality.
 "Indicative Conditionals, Obligation and Decision Theoretic Conditionals." A.P. Pedersen & H. ArlóCosta. (4 September 2010). Formal Epistemology Workshop.
 "Fast and Frugal Heuristics: Take the Best and the
Priority Heuristic in Perspective." A.P.
Pedersen & H. ArlóCosta. (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 FirstOrder Logic." (10
April 2007). Math Logic Seminar, Carnegie Mellon University.
 "Completeness for Continuous FirstOrder Logic." (2
March 2006). Tom Kent Logic Seminar, University of WisconsinMadison.

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 NonArchimedean 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, & JW. 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 FirstOrder Logic." A.P. Pedersen.
 "Pseudorationalizability over Infinite Choice Spaces." A.P. Pedersen.



