I am an Omidyar Postdoctoral Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute. My main areas of research are philosophy of science and formal epistemology. I'm currently working on a number of projects in these areas, including a project on granularity and variable choice in causal modeling, a project on the epistemology of astrobiology, a project on the social, formal, and standpoint epistemology of ignorance, and a project on the relationship between causal inference and algorithmic fairness. I also work on Bayesian confirmation theory.

I did my PhD in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at the London School of Economics. My dissertation was about causal explanation, and specifically on issues concerning granularity of explanation, variable choice, and inter-theoretic relations between the various sciences. In 2014, I earned an MSc in Philosophy and Public Policy, also from LSE.

In addition to my research, I have taught as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at both LSE and King's College London. My teaching experience includes courses in Logic, Philosophy and Public Policy, Political Philosophy, Business Ethics, and Philosophy of Science.

Here is a copy of my CV. My e-mail address is david.kinneydontspamme@santafedontspamme.edu.

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