John Cusbert


Philosophical interests:
probability and decision, ethics, metaphysics

I received my PhD from the ANU in 2013.
I've worked as a Research Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Oxford, on the project Population Ethics: Theory and Practice (with Hilary Greaves and Toby Ord), and as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Sydney, where I worked on two projects: New Agendas for the Study of Time: Connecting the Disciplines (at the Centre for Time with Kristie Miller), and Mathematical Notation: A Philosophical Account (with Mark Colyvan and Kelvin McQueen).

You can find my academic CV here.



Published writing


Backwards Causation and the Chancy Past. Forthcoming. Mind. [PDF]

The Unique Groundability of Temporal Facts. Forthcoming. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. (Co-author: Kristie Miller) [PDF]

Two Flavours of Mathematical Explanation. Forthcoming. In A. Reutlinger and J. Saatsi (eds.), Explanation Beyond Causation, Oxford University Press. (Co-authors: Mark Colyvan and Kelvin McQueen) [PDF]

Temporal Experience, Temporal Passage and the Cognitive Sciences. 2015. Philosophy Compass 10(8) pp. 560-71. (Co-authors: Sam Baron, Matt Farr, Maria Kon, and Kristie Miller.) [Wiley]

Recent Uses of Bayesianism. 2013. In Byron Kaldis (ed.) Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences. Sage. (Co-author: Alan Hájek.) [Amazon]

Logic: The Drill. 2012. Princeton University Press. (Co-author: Nicholas J. J. Smith.) [PDF]



PhD dissertation

The Arrow of Chance. 2013. Australian National University. (Winner of J. G. Crawford Prize) [PDF]



Work in progress

A Consequentialist Account of Narveson's Dictum. (Co-author: Robyn Kath) [PDF]

Acting on Essentially Comparative Goodness. [PDF]

Comparing Existence and Nonexistence (Co-author: Hilary Greaves)

How Stable is Objective Chance? [PDF]




Page updated November 2016.