Sven Neth

I’m a PhD student in the Philosophy Department at Berkeley. My advisors are Lara Buchak, John MacFarlane and Wesley Holliday. Before that, I did my BA at the Freie Universität Berlin. Starting in January 2024, I will be an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh.

I work on decision theory and formal epistemology. My dissertation is on decision theory for non-ideal agents (abstract). I have also written about the idea that we should assign higher probability to simpler hypotheses, reasoning with probability in natural language and accuracy arguments in an infinite setting.

In addition, I’m interested ethics and social choice theory and like to think about Goodman’s ‘New Riddle of Induction' (which I like to explain in very short words).

I’ve been supported by a Josephine De Karman Fellowship. Before that, I was a Global Priorities Fellow at the Forethought Foundation.

Send me an e-mail at nethsven [at] berkeley [dot] edu.

You can also find me here: PhilPeople, department website (including teaching), arXiv, orcid, PhilSci archive.