I am an assistant professor of philosophy at Kansas State University. Before moving to Kansas, I spent three years in Germany, most recently as a "Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter" at Leibniz University Hannover, and before that as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy. That's where Shanna Slank and I had Akiva, who luckily seems to be adjusting well to his new American life.

I work primarily in the philosophy of science, epistemology, decision theory, and the philosophy of action. Much of my research is on the epistemology of causation and its relation to practical rationality, moral and legal responsibility, and scientific explanation, but I also work a lot on topics in Bayesian epistemology (e.g., Bayesian updating and Bayesian treatments of conditionals).

Reach me at:

reuben [dot] stern [at] gmail [dot] com

“There have only been five great singers of rhythm and blues — Ernie K-Doe, James Brown, and Ernie K-Doe.”

~ Ernie K-Doe

Pictured above in my hometown: New Orleans, LA