H. Orri Stefánsson
Associate Professor, Philosophy
I am Associate Professor (Docent) of Practical Philosophy at Stockholm University, Pro Futura Scientia Fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, and Researcher and Advisor at the Institute for Futures Studies. I am also associate editor at the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, where I handle papers on decision theory and probability theory.
My current research mostly concerns how one should choose in situations of extreme uncertainty, including situations where one suspects that the outcome of one’s actions (or inaction) could be catastrophic.
I defended my PhD thesis from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2014.
Three recently published works:
- “On the Limits of the Precautionary Principle”, Risk Analysis, 2019, doi.org/10.1111/risa.13265
- “What is risk aversion?” (med Richard Bradley), The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 2019.
- “On the ratio challenge for Comparativism”, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 2018.
- On the Limits of the Precautionary Principle
- Is risk aversion irrational? Examining the “fallacy” of large numbers
- Gambling with Death
- What is risk aversion?
- On the ratio challenge for Comparativism
- Counterfactual Skepticism and Multidimensional Semantics
- Epistemic Transformation and Rational Choice
- Counterfactual Desirability
- Desirability of Conditionals
- Desire, Expectation, and Invariance
- Fair Chance and Modal Consequentialism
- How Valuable are Chances?
- What Is ‘Real’ in Probabilism?