Ryan Doody

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Teaching Assistant Professor
Core Faculty, Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program

11 Caldwell Hall
(919) 962-9553 (phone)
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Ryan Doody received his PhD in philosophy from MIT in 2016. Before coming to UNC, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for Moral and Political Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, working on Ethics and Uncertainty, and then a research fellow at the Centre for Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Groningen.
He is interested in rationality — what it is rational to believe, to do, and to care about.
[Link to my website: rdoody.com]


Parity, Prospects, and Predominance. (2019) Philosophical Studies, 176(4), 1077-1095. [link] [preprint] [abstract]

If There Are No Diachronic Norms of Rationality, Why Does It Seem Like There Are? (2019) Res Philosophica (special issue on Reasons and Rationality), 96(2), 141-173. [link] [preprint] [abstract]

Opaque Sweetening and Transitivity. Forthcoming in Australasian Journal of Philosophy[link] [preprint] [abstract]

In Progress

The Sunk Cost ‘Fallacy’ is Not a Fallacy [pdf] [abstract]

Lying, Misleading, and Plausible Deniability [pdf] [abstract]

Risk-taking and Tie-breaking [pdf] [abstract]


Doing Your Best (While Making Do With Less): The Actual Value Conception of Instrumental Rationality[pdf] [abstract]