Ravit Dotan

Dissertation advisors: Lara Buchak and Shamik Dasgupta

I mainly work in epistemology, philosophy of science, and philosophy of machine learning. Mostly, I think about theory choice, assessment of evidence and hypotheses, and the role of values in reasoning. Currently, I work on the role of value judgments in assessment of evidence and in machine learning algorithms. I also examine similarities between reasoning in science and in religion. For example, I expound similarities between scientific revolutions and religious conversions.

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: