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Jurgis Karpus, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher


I recently completed a PhD in philosophy (at King’s College London) and am currently a postdoctoral research fellow in the Cognition, Values, Behaviour (CVBe) research group at LMU-Munich. My research lies at the intersection of philosophy, economics, and psychology. In particular, I focus on topics in decision theory and game theory. I am currently primarily interested in the study of modes of reasoning by which we arrive at personal decisions in our day-to-day social interactions with each other. I study these topics from descriptive and normative points of view, and draw on the way the two approaches to theorizing about decisions are often intertwined.

Research Interests

Rational choice, decision theory, game theory.

Current Projects:

  • Do people team reason?
  • An experiment in Munich.
  • Human-AI interaction: an exploratory project.
  • Overcoming temptation: self-control as fair team play of a person’s temporal selves.
  • Why are we tempted to procrastinate?
  • Beyond best-response reasoning in games.As judged by themselves? Experiments on nudge.

Weitere Informationen

Recent Publications:

Team reasoning and a measure of mutual advantage in games (with Mantas Radzvilas), 2018, Economics and Philosophy, 34, pp. 1-30.

Team reasoning: theory and experiments (with Natalie Gold), 2017, in J. Kiverstein (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of the Social Mind, Routledge, pp. 400-417.

Recent Talks:

2018 Apr : ‘Why are we tempted to procrastinate?’ and ‘Do people team reason: a draft for an experiment’, CVBe (Cognition, Values, Behaviour) Lab Meetings, LMU-Munich.

2017 Aug : ‘The puzzles of game theory’, LSE CHOICE Summer School, London School of Economics.

2017 Jun : ‘Mutually advantageous play: going beyond best-response reasoning in games’ (poster), 17th International Conference on Social Dilemmas, Taormina.

2017 Mar : ‘Game theory, team reasoning, and mutually advantageous play’, Staff Research Seminar, King’s College London.

2016 Nov : ‘Team reasoning in intertemporal choice: a game-theoretic account of self-control’, Choice Group, London School of Economics.

2016 Apr : ‘Dissatisfaction and regret as an indicator of irrationality’, NIBS Conference 2016: Assessing Well-Being When Preferences Are Incoherent, University of East Anglia, Norwich.

2016 Mar : ‘Reply to Aron Vallinder’s ‘Imprecise Bayesianism and extreme belief inertia’, London Intercollegiate Philosophy Graduate Conference, University of London.

2015 Dec : ‘Team reasoning and mutually advantageous team play in games’, Workshop on Game Theory and Social Choice, Corvinus University of Budapest.

2015 Jul : ‘Team reasoning and a rank-based function of team interests’, 26th International Conference on Game Theory, Stony Brook University, New York.

2015 Jun : ‘Team reasoning and a rank-based function of team interests’, Decisions, Games and Logic (DGL) Conference 2015, London School of Economics.

2015 Feb : ‘Team reasoning and a rank-based function of team interests’, Warwick Economics PhD Conference, University of Warwick.

2014 Nov : ‘Team reasoning and a rank-based function of team interests’, UECE Lisbon Meetings 2014: Game Theory and Applications, Lisboa School of Economics and Management, Lisbon.

2014 Mar : ‘Team reasoning and team interests: a rank-based function’, Advanced Research Students’ Seminar, King’s College London.

2013 Jan : ‘Team reasoning: an overview’, First-Year Research Students’ Seminar, King’s College London.

2012 Nov : ‘Decision making involving time and team reasoning’, First-Year Research Students’ Seminar, King’s College London.