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, Doing Your Best (While Making Do With Less): The Actual Value Conception of Instrumental Rationality, develops a decision-theoretic account of instrumental rationality.

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.