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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.

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Projects 2005 2023

Research Output 2001 2019

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.

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

Egalitarianism about expected utility

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Green beards and signaling: Why morality is not indispensable

Handfield, T., Thrasher, J. J. & Garcia Gallego, J. A., 2018, In : Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 41, p. e103 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review

Honor and Violence: An Account of Feuds, Duels, and Honor Killings

Thrasher, J. & Handfield, T., 2018, In : Human Nature. 29, 4, p. 371–389 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review