March 24 – June 1, 2018
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania
Daniel J. Singer is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. His research intersects epistemology, ethics, and social philosophy, and is primarily motivated by two questions: (1) how and why epistemic norms apply to us, and (2) how epistemic norms for groups differ from norms for individuals. He investigates both questions using traditional philosophical methods, but as director of the Computational Social Philosophy Lab, Daniel also uses agent-based computer simulations to investigate those questions as well as questions more squarely in political philosophy, social epistemology, and philosophy of science. The lab's most recent research using agent-based computer simulations examines norms of group deliberation and how group polarization can be produced, maintained, and destroyed by rational mechanisms.