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John D. Collins

Title | Organization: 
Associate Professor | Columbia University

B.A. Hons. in Pure Mathematics and Philosophy, University of Sydney (1982);
Ph.D., Princeton University (1991).

John Collins joined the Department in 1990 after teaching for three years in Australia at Monash University, and for one year at the University of Pennsylvania. His research in philosophy is driven by a desire to understand the nature of rationality. Collins' articles and reviews on topics in probability, belief revision, decision theory, and metaphysics have appeared in such publications as Mind, The Australian Journal of Philosophy, and Scientific Inquiry in Philosophical Perspective.

Areas of Specialization: 

Metaphysics; Epistemology; Decision Theory

Articles / Publications: 

"Desire-as-Belief Implies Opinionation or Indifference." (with Horacio Arlo Costa and Isaac Levi) Analysis, 55.1, January 1995, pp. 2-5.

Administrative: 
Director of Graduate Studies (DGS)