Justin Dallmann

about me

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Toronto working with Jonathan Weisberg. I received my doctorate in philosophy at the University of Southern California in 2015, working with Kenny Easwaran, Ralph Wedgwood, Jacob Ross, and Richard Arratia (mathematics).

My principal research interests focus on questions at the intersection of epistemology, the foundations of uncertain inference, and cognitive science like:

  • "What should we believe in light of our evidence?",
  • "What is evidence and what is evidential impact?",
  • "How should we respond to information given our cognitive limitations?", and
  • "How does our believing a proposition relate to our confidence that that proposition obtains?".

Other research interests of mine include: the psychology of human reasoning, the philosophy of statistics, machine learning, philosophical logic, modality, and ethics broadly construed. I have also successfully completed the Society of Actuaries P exam in probability and am registered to sit FM.

Before beginning my PhD at USC, I received an MA in Philosophy from the University of Manitoba on Bayesian measures of confirmation—the theory of what evidentially impacts what—under Rhonda Martens, Chris Tillman and Brad C. Johnson (statistics). Before that I completed an honors degree in Philosophy with undeclared majors in mathematics and statistics at the University of Manitoba.

four generations of my academic genealogy