I am an Omidyar Postdoctoral Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute. My main areas of research are philosophy of science and formal epistemology. I'm currently working on a number of projects in these areas, including a project on the relationship between information theory and scientific representation, a project on the epistemology of astrobiology, and a project on the social, formal, and standpoint epistemology of ignorance. I also work on Bayesian confirmation theory.

I did my PhD in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at the London School of Economics. My dissertation was about causal explanation, and specifically on issues concerning granularity of explanation, variable choice, and inter-theoretic relations between the various sciences. In 2014, I earned an MSc in Philosophy and Public Policy, also from LSE.

Here is a blog post about some of my research, which is aimed at a general audience.

In addition to my research, I have taught as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at both LSE and King's College London. My teaching experience includes courses in Logic, Philosophy and Public Policy, Political Philosophy, Business Ethics, and Philosophy of Science.

Here is a copy of my CV. My e-mail address is david.kinneydontspamme@santafedontspamme.edu.


Thanks to Chloe de Canson and Aron Vallinder for sharing this website template, and to Jon Kinney for suping it up.