Ravit Dotan

Dissertation advisors: Lara Buchak and Shamik Dasgupta

I mainly work in general philosophy of science, philosophy of religion, and formal epistemology. From the perspectives of these three sub disciplines, I think about theory choice, assessment of evidence, and assessment of theories. One topic I currently work on is the role of evidence in both religion and science. It has been argued that resilience in the face of counter-evidence is central to religious and mundane faith, I think about the role of resilience in science and about different ways to model resilience.

I am sometimes asked how I pronounce my name. The German pronunciation comes very close. You can hear what it sounds like if you type my name into google translate, set the language to German, and then hit the “listen” icon. The following link should take you to the right place: