We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

Durham University

Department of Philosophy

William Peden

I completed my thesis and passed my viva in the summer of 2017. Since then, I have been a research associate at the Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society, researching formal epistemology and the philosophy of science. I am also a Research Impact Assistant for the Philosophy Department and I tutor several courses. My thesis's title is Confirmation, Decision, and Evidential Probability. I argued that several problems in confirmation theory and decision theory can be solved if one adopts an imprecise probability system called “Evidential Probability”, which was developed by Henry E. Kyburg.

My supervisors were Nancy Cartwright, Wendy Parker, and Julian Reiss. My PhD examiners were Peter Vickers and Darrell Rowbottom. Before coming to Durham, I studied my MPhil at the History and Philosophy of Science Department at Cambridge and my MA in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh.

In the 2018-2019 academic year, I am tutoring on the courses "The Philosophical Traditions" and "The Philosophy of Economics and Politics". Additionally, I also organsie the weekly Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS) seminar.

Here is my ResearchGate page with my papers and CV: