Professor Richard G Pettigrew

BA (Oxon.), MA (Bristol), PhD (Bristol)

  • BS6 6JL

20082020

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Research interests

My recent research has been mainly in formal epistemology. In recent papers, I have pursued a research programme that I call epistemic utility theory. The strategy is to appeal to the notion of purely epistemic value as well as to the techniques of rational choice theory to provide novel and purely epistemic justifications for a range of epistemic norms. So far, I have considered the norms of Probabilism, Conditionalization, Jeffrey Conditionalization, the Principle of Indifference, and the Principal Principle.

I have a second research interest in the philosophy of mathematics, where I defend a variety of anti-platonist positions, such as eliminativist structuralism and instrumental nominalism.

 

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Projects

Maths Poems

Thebo, M., Pettigrew, R. G., Kosick, R. & Darque, J.

1/02/191/07/19

Project: Research

Choosing for Changing Selves

Pettigrew, R. G.

1/09/1731/12/18

Project: Research

  • Research Output

    A Note on Deterministic Updating and van Fraassen's symmetry argument for Conditionalization

    Pettigrew, R., 18 Apr 2020, In : Philosophical Studies. 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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    Logical ignorance and logical learning

    Pettigrew, R. G., 5 Jun 2020, In : Synthese. 30 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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    Choosing for Changing Selves

    Pettigrew, R., 2019, (In preparation) Oxford University Press.

    Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book

    Activities

    Formal Epistemology Workshop

    Richard G Pettigrew (Keynote/plenary speaker)

    21 Jun 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Pluralism about Belief States

    Richard G Pettigrew (Speaker)

    28 Jan 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk

    3rd Topoi Conference

    Richard G Pettigrew (Keynote/plenary speaker)

    27 Oct 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Supervised Work

    Natural, Rational, and Real Arithmetic in a Finitary Theory of Finite Sets

    Author: Pettigrew, R. G., 2008

    Supervisor: Welch, P. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)