H. Orri Stefánsson
Associate Professor, Philosophy
I am a researcher at the Institute for Futures Studies. Before joining the Institute for Futures Studies, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Collège d’études mondiales in Paris, where I was associated with the Chair on Welfare Economics and Social Justice and the Franco-Swedish Program in Philosophy and Economics. I defended my PhD thesis Decision theory and counterfactual evaluation in philosophy from the London School of Economics and Political Science in May 2014.
My current research mostly concerns what decisions to make and what beliefs to hold when one has evidence of objective probabilities, but I also work on the philosophy of risk, chance and counterfactuals, and formal ethics. More information about H. Orri Stefánsson.
Three recently published works:
- “On the Limits of the Precautionary Principle”, Risk Analysis, Published online first, 2019, doi.org/10.1111/risa.13265
- “On the ratio challenge for Comparativism”, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 2017.
- “What is risk aversion?” (med Richard Bradley), The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 2017.
- 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?