Brian Skyrms


UCI Distinguished Professor of Social Science, Logic & Philosophy of Science
School of Social Sciences

PH.D., University of Pittsburgh

Phone: (949)824-6565
Fax: (949) 824-2379
Email: bskyrms@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
767 SST
Mail Code: 5100
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
induction, decision theory, game theory, evolution
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Academic Distinctions
National Academy of Science; American Academy of Arts and Sciences;Lakatos Prize; Guggenheim Fellow; Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences
Research Abstract
I'm working on evolution of conventions, social structure and the social contract.--- I'm also interested in inductive logic, decision theory, rational deliberation, the metaphysics of logical atomism, causality, and Truth.
Publications
Books:
EVOLUTION OF THE SOCIAL CONTRACT Cambridge University Press 1996.
 
THE DYNAMICS OF RATIONAL DELIBERATION Harvard U. Press 1990.
 
PRAGMATICS AND EMPIRICISM Yale U. Press 1984.
 
CAUSAL NECESSITY Yale U. Press 1980.
 
CHOICE AND CHANCE 4rd ed. Wadsworth 2000.
Professional Societies
American Philosophical Association
Philosophy of Science Association
Research Center
ORU in Mathematical Social Science
Last updated
12/14/1999