Talk: Lara Buchak
January 29, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Lara Buchak’s primary research interests are in decision, game, and rational choice theory. Her book Risk and Rationality (OUP, 2013) concerns how an individual ought to take risk into account when making decisions. It vindicates the ordinary decision-maker from the point of view of even ideal rationality. Some topics she has written on include distributive justice; the relationship between assigning probability to a hypothesis and believing that hypothesis outright; and the conditions under which one ought to stop looking for more evidence and make a decision.
Lara Buchak is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at UC Berkeley. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Princeton University and has an A.B. in Philosophy and Mathematics from Harvard College.