I am an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, and I direct the Computational Social Philosophy Lab. During the Spring quarter of 2018, I was a Fellow of the Dartmouth Institute for Cross Disciplinary Engagement.

My research is at the intersections of epistemology, ethics, and social philosophy. My 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 did a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Michigan. I started at Penn as an Assistant Professor in January of 2013, and I received tenure and a promotion to Associate Professor in July 2019.

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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