Jeffrey S. Dunn Teaching
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210 Asbury Hall
DePauw University
Greencastle, IN 46135

jeffreydunn[at]depauw[dot]edu



I am an associate professor in the
philosophy department at DePauw University. I am also the secretary-treasurer of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association.

I received my Ph.D. in philosophy at
UMass, Amherst, and my undergraduate degree at Washington State University. I also studied briefly as an undergraduate at Reading University.

My research interests are in epistemology, philosophy of science, and logic. I am specifically interested in issues in formal epistemology. I have done research on evidence, in particular, what it is to have evidence according to various formal models. More recently, I have focused on epistemic utility theory and epistemic consequentialism more generally.

From 2014-2016 I worked on a project funded by the British Academy on epistemic consequentialism, together with my co-investigator, Kristoffer Ahlstrom-Vij (Birkbeck). As part of the project, we organized a workshop at LSE's Centre for the Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CNPSS) and an international conference at the University of Kent. We also edited a volume, Epistemic Consequentialism, which will be published by OUP in 2018.

Kristoffer and I are currently working on a co-authored manuscript on how epistemic consequentialism applies to groups of agents.