Sven Neth

I’m a PhD student in the Philosophy Department at Berkeley. My advisors are Lara Buchak, John MacFarlane and Wesley Holliday.

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

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).

In this academic year, I’m 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, ResearchGate.