chris meacham Christopher J. G. Meacham
383 Bartlett hall
cmeacham@philos.umass.edu

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2007
Appointed at UMass: 2007

Areas of Interest:

Formal Epistemology, Decision Theory, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Physics

Current Research:

Bayesian accounts of belief updating, objective vs. subjective approaches to Bayesianism, statistical mechanical probabilities, statistical mechanical explanation, various issues in decision theory.

Publications:

"Contemporary Approaches to Statistical Mechanical Probabilities: A Critical Commentary" (Part I: The Indifference Approach, Part II: The Regularity Approach), forthcoming in Philosophy Compass.

 "Representation Theorems and the Foundations of Decision Theory", with Jonathan Weisberg, forthcoming in the Australasian Journal of Philosophy.

"Binding and Its Consequences", forthcoming in Philosophical Studies.

"Unravelling the Tangled Web: Continuity, Internalism, Uniqueness and Self-Locating Belief", in Tamar Szabo Gendler and John Hawthorne (eds.), Oxford Studies in Epistemology, Vol. 3, (2010): 86-125.

"Two Mistakes Regarding the Principal Principle", British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 61 (2010): 407-431.

"Sleeping Beauty and the Dynamics of De Se Beliefs", Philosophical Studies 138 (2008): 245-269.

"Three Proposals Regarding a Theory of Chance", Philosophical Perspectives 19 (2005): 281-307.

"Clark and Shackel on the Two-Envelope Paradox", with Jonathan Weisberg, Mind 112 (2003): 685-689.

On-Line Papers