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Mayo-Wilson, Conor

Dr. Conor Mayo-Wilson

External Member (University of Washington)


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Conor Mayo-Wilson is an assistant professor at the University of Washington. From 2013-2014, he was an assistant professor at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP), where he worked alongside Stephan Hartmann in developing agent-based models for various applications in philosophy of science, epistemology, and value theory. He continues to visit the MCMP during the summer and to collaborate with Hartmann on projects involving the evolution of norms.

Prior to working at the MCMP, Conor earned masters degrees in mathematics and in logic, computation, and methodology from Carnegie Mellon University in 2010. A year later, he was awarded a DeKarman fellowship, which allowed him to complete his Ph.D. in philosophy Carnegie Mellon in 2012. During the 2012-2013 academic year, he worked under Clark Glymour as a post-doctoral researcher; their research was supported by a generous grant from the James S. McDonnell foundation.

Research Interests

Mayo-Wilson's research interests are in epistemology (testimony, epistemic norms, truth-tracking theories of knowledge, the normative role of logic in inference), philosophy of science (theoretical unification, the social structure of science, underdetermination, theoretical virtues and Ockham's razor), formal epistemology (learning theory, Bayesianism, foundations of probability theory and statistics), history and philosophy of mathematics (logicism, intuitionism, informal provability, automated theorem-proving), and analytic philosophy (in particular, Bertrand Russell).