Brian Skyrms

University of California, Irvine


Election Year: 1999
Primary Section: 53, Social and Political Sciences
Secondary Section: 27, Evolutionary Biology
Membership Type: Member

Research Interests

I have pursued Bayesian analyses of inductive inference, projectibility, chance, and subjunctive and counterfactual reasoning. Scientific judgements of causal necessity are interpreted in terms of resilience or robustness. I developed a Bayesian theory of subjunctive conditionals, based on probability conditional on partition, and have applied this to hypothetical reasoning in extensive form games. I have investigated adaptive dynamics at various levels, from rational deliberation to models of cultural evolution. Recently, I have been interested in various aspects of the evolution of the social contract.

Powered by Blackbaud
nonprofit software