Christian List

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Christian List FBA

Professor of Political Science and Philosophy

Departments of Government and Philosophy

London School of Economics

London WC2A 2AE, U.K.


Autumn 2015:

Visiting Professor

Harvard Law School

Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

Selected working papers & forthcoming (click for full list of papers) (by projects)

Reason-based choice and context-dependence: An explanatory framework (with F. Dietrich), Economics and Philosophy (forthcoming)

Mentalism versus behaviourism in economics: a philosophy-of-science perspective (with F. Dietrich), Economics and Philosophy (forthcoming)

Dynamic and stochastic systems as a framework for metaphysics and the philosophy of science (with M. Pivato)

What is it like to be a group agent?

The Condorcet jury theorem and voter-specific truth (with K. Spiekermann)

Belief revision generalized: A joint characterization of Bayes's and Jeffrey's rules (with F. Dietrich and R. Bradley) (previous version with additional results)

From Degrees of Belief to Beliefs: Lessons from Judgment-Aggregation Theory (with F. Dietrich)

Probabilistic opinion pooling [an introductory review] (with F. Dietrich), Oxford Handbook of Probability and Philosophy (forthcoming)

Probabilistic Opinion Pooling Generalized (with F. Dietrich)

-- Part One: General Agendas

-- Part Two: The Premise-based Approach

The Methodology of Political Theory (with L. Valentini), Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Methodology (forthcoming)

Freedom as independence [revised] (with L. Valentini)

Swarm intelligence: When uncertainty meets conflict (with L. Conradt and T. J. Roper), American Naturalist 182(5): 592-610, 2013

=> LSE press release, MPI Berlin press release

Selected publications (click for full list of papers) (by projects)

Two Intuitions about Free Will: Alternative Possibilities and Intentional Endorsement (with W. Rabinowicz), Philosophical Perspectives 28: 155-172, 2014

Three kinds of collective attitudes, Erkenntnis 79(9, Suppl.): 1601-1622, 2014

Aggregating Causal Judgements (with R. Bradley and F. Dietrich), Philosophy of Science 81: 491-515, 2014

Independence and Interdependence: Lessons from the Hive (with A. Vermeule), Rationality and Society 26: 170-207, 2014

Free will, determinism, and chance

Free Will, Determinism, and the Possibility of Doing Otherwise (Nous, 2014)

Emergent Chance (with M. Pivato, Philosophical Review, 2015)

What's wrong with the consequence argument: In defence of compatibilist libertarianism

My brain made me do it: The exclusion argument against free will, and what’s wrong with it (with P. Menzies)

=> coverage in Scientific American, Philosophical Disquisitions (Part 1), (Part 2), and also (Part 1), (Part 2)

Books / collections (other links)

Formal Social Epistemology (in memory of Horacio Arlo-Costa) (ed. with Rohit Parikh), Episteme 9(2), 2012

Group Agency: The Possibility, Design and Status of Corporate Agents (with Philip Pettit), Oxford University Press, 2011, 2013_(paperback)

=> Flyer, OUP link, Browse

Symposium: Judgment aggregation (ed. with B. Polak), Journal of Economic Theory 145(2): 441-638, 2010

=> Introduction

Theme issue: Group decision making in humans and animals (ed. with L. Conradt), Phil. Tans. Roy. Soc. B 364: 717-852, 2009

=> Economist coverage, Introduction, LSE press release

Social Choice Theory, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Winter 2013 Edition

Methodological Individualism and Holism in Political Science: A Reconciliation (with K. Spiekermann), American Political Science Review 107(4): 629-643, 2013

Where do preferences come from? (with F. Dietrich), International Journal of Game Theory 42(3): 613-637, 2013

Reasons for (prior) belief in Bayesian epistemology (with F. Dietrich), Synthese 190(5): 787-808, 2013

A reason-based theory of rational choice (with F. Dietrich), Nous 47(1): 104-134, 2013

Deliberation, Single-Peakedness, and the Possibility of Meaningful Democracy: Evidence from Deliberative Polls (with R. C. Luskin, J. S. Fishkin and I. McLean), Journal of Politics 75(1): 80-95, 2013

The theory of judgment aggregation: An introductory review, Synthese 187(1): 179-207, 2012

The Logical Space of Democracy, Philosophy and Public Affairs 39(3): 262-297, 2011

Group Communication and the Transformation of Judgments: An Impossibility Result, Journal of Political Philosophy 19(1): 1-27, 2011

A Model of Non-informational Preference Change (with F. Dietrich), Journal of Theoretical Politics 23(2): 145-164, 2011

The aggregation of propositional attitudes: towards a general theory (with F. Dietrich), Oxford Studies in Epistemology 3, 2010

Majority voting on restricted domains (with F. Dietrich), Journal of Economic Theory 145(2), 2010: 512-543

Can there be a global demos? An agency-based approach (with M. Koenig-Archibugi), Philosophy and Public Affairs 38(1): 76-110, 2010

Non-Reductive Physicalism and the Limits of the Exclusion Principle (with P. Menzies), Journal of Philosophy CVI(9): 475-502, 2009

Independence and interdependence in collective decision making: an agent-based model of nest-site choice by honeybee swarms (with C. Elsholtz and T. D. Seeley), Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 364: 755-762 

Arrow's theorem in judgment aggregation (with F. Dietrich), Social Choice and Welfare 29(1): 19-33, 2007

A Conditional Defense of Plurality Rule: Generalizing May's Theorem in a Restricted Informational Environment (with R. E. Goodin), American Journal of Political Science 50(4): 940-949, 2006

The Discursive Dilemma and Public Reason, Ethics 116(2): 362-402, 2006

A Model of Path-Dependence in Decisions over Multiple Propositions, American Political Science Review 98(3): 495-513, 2004

Social Choice Theory and Deliberative Democracy: A Reconciliation (with J. S. Dryzek), British Journal of Political Science 33(1): 1-28, 2003

Aggregating Sets of Judgments: An Impossibility Result (with P. Pettit), Economics and Philosophy 18: 89-110, 2002 (click here for companion paper in Synthese 2004)

Two Concepts of Agreement (revised version), The Good Society 11(1): 72-79, 2002

Epistemic Democracy: Generalizing the Condorcet Jury Theorem (with R. E. Goodin), Journal of Political Philosophy 9(3): 277-306, 2001


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