Toby Handfield

Professor

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Research interests

I have a wide range of interests, having published on topics that include rational choice theory (e.g. 1, 2), moral and political theory (3, 4), as well as metaphysics and philosophy of physics (5, 6). More publications and works in progress are available on my personal webpage.

My current projects are focused on understanding social norms (their nature, the processes by which they change, the way they interact with rational choice). I am particularly interested in using formal techniques (game theory, evolutionary theory, rational choice) and in engaging with disciplines outside of philosophy to illuminate these issues.

Research area keywords

  • Evolution of morality
  • Evolution of cooperation
  • Rational choice theory
  • Experimental philosophy
  • Experimental economics
  • Evolutionary game theory
  • Social epistemology

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Projects 2005 2023

Research Output 2001 2020

The evolution of the endowment effect

Bruner, J., Calegari, F. & Handfield, T., 2020, In : Evolution and Human Behavior. 41, p. 87-95 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Cooperation with bottom-up reputation dynamics

Xu, J., Garcia Gallego, J. & Handfield, T., 2019, Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems. Agmon, N. & E. Taylor, M. (eds.). Richland SC USA: International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, p. 269-276 8 p. (Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Two of a kind: Are norms of honor a species of morality?

Handfield, T. & Thrasher, J., 1 Jun 2019, In : Biology and Philosophy. 34, 3, 21 p., 39.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A good exit: What to do about the end of our species?

Handfield, T., 2018, In : Journal of Moral Philosophy. 15, 3, p. 272-297 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Egalitarianism about expected utility

Handfield, T., 1 Apr 2018, In : Ethics. 128, 3, p. 603-611 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review