Sean R. Conte

I am a PhD student in the Philosophy Department at Texas A&M University where I am completing the Logic & Decision Theory Track. I also teach logic (and love doing it).

I study, build and analyze (primarily computer) models of epistemic communities. I look at what mechanisms unfold given certain idealized conditions on the community. Most of the models I focus on have some element of scientific research and communication. This can be complicated by a variety of factors including (but not limited to): network structure, problem difficulty, expertise, memory, reputation, presence of neutral or biased media, or even the presence of fabricating agents.

More broadly, I am also interested in epistemology generally, philosophy of logic, math and science, decision theory, philosophy of language and mind (esp. AI), and applied ethics (esp. of technology).

I received my bachelors in Philosophy and Mathematics with a minor in Economics from Fort Lewis College in beautiful Durango, CO.

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