I'm a philosophy graduate student at MIT.

I work on rationality --- what is it rational to believe, what is it sensible to do, and what is it reasonable to care about.

My dissertation is about the desire to maintain plausible deniability about having done things we regret doing. The first chapter is on the sunk cost fallacy, the second chapter is on the distinction between lying and misleading, and the rest of the dissertation is on diachronic rationality, identity, and social evolution.

I am interested in formal epistemology, decision theory, philosophy of language, philosophy of economics, coffee, stand-up comedy, and various fretted string instruments.

Also check out 24.00x Introduction to Philosophy: God, Knowledge, and Consciousness. It is a free, open-access edX course I helped create and am helping teach.





Ryan Doody

Department of Linguistics and Philosophy
77 Massachusetts Avenue, 32-D808
Cambridge, MA 02139

email: rdoody [at] mit [dot] edu

Here is my CV.