I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, a Faculty Fellow in Ware College House, and I direct the Computational Social Philosophy Lab with Patrick Grim. In Spring 2018, I’ll be a Fellow of the Dartmouth Institute for Cross Disciplinary Engagement.

My research is at the intersections of epistemology, ethics, and social philosophy. That work is motivated primarily by two questions: (1) how and why epistemic norms apply to us, and (2) how epistemic norms for groups differ from norms for individuals. I investigate both questions using traditional philosophical methods as well as via agent-based computer simulations. I also use agent-based computer simulations to investigate questions more squarely in political philosophy, social epistemology, and philosophy of science.

Conferences I organize:
Penn Reasons and Foundations in Epistemology Conference (PeRFECt)
Penn-Rutgers-Princeton Social Epistemology Workshop (PRPSEW)

Before coming to Penn, I received a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Michigan.

Contact Me:

Physical Mail:
Department of Philosophy
433 Cohen Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6304

Email: singerd@phil.upenn.edu

Office: 461 Cohen Hall

Phone: +1 920-4Singer

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