My research interests lay at the interstices of game & decision theory, philosophy of biology and philosophy of economics.
Most recently, I have been focusing on foundational and methodological challenges in the mathematical modeling of cultural and biological evolution. My research interests span a range of topics, from the evolution of cognition (esp. recursive structures in language), cooperation (esp. altruism), and complexity (esp. of culture) to the dynamics of (social and economics) network formation and the effects of (conformity) bias on communication and group polarization. This research often connects, in interesting ways, to questions in the theories of learning and strategic interaction.
I also have broader interests in political philosophy informed by decision and game theory (esp. A. Sen and J. Harsanyi), history of analytic philosophy (esp. B. Russell and B. de Finetti), philosophy of mathematics (esp. D. Hilbert and P. I. Bernays), empiricism (esp. D. Hume and T. Reid), and American pragmatism (esp. C. S. Peirce and W. James).