University of Missouri, USA
Spring Term 2012
Regulation of Risk
Paul Weirich is currently engaged in two projects. One is simplification of choice by separation of considerations, for example, putting aside the past to focus on the future. The other project is construction of a normative model for government regulation of risks, such as risks arising from genetic therapy. The two projects are related because the model for regulation assumes a method of separating risks and other considerations.
While in Pittsburgh, Weirich will enjoy the stimulating atmosphere of the Center and sample the numerous attractions of a big city, especially the fine restaurants he’s heard about from other visitors.
Weirich is a Curators’ Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Missouri. He is the author of Equilibrium and Rationality (Cambridge, 1998), Decision Space (Cambridge, 2001), Realistic Decision Theory (Oxford, 2004), and Collective Rationality (Oxford, 2010).
Paul Weirich (author), Collective Rationality: Equilibrium in Cooperative Games, Oxford University Press Paperback edition May, 2012
Cambridge University Press will publish in 2015 Paul Weirich’s new book, Models of Decision-Making: Simplifying Choices. Weirich worked on this manuscript while at the Center for Philosophy of Science in spring 2012.