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Dr. Rush Stewart

Winter Semester 2020/21

Rush Stewart is an assistant professor at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) at LMU Munich. He joined the MCMP after completing a Ph.D. in philosophy at Columbia University in 2017.

Rush's research focuses on social epistemology, decision theory, and, more recently, political philosophy. He is a member of the Cambridge-LMU Strategic Partnership project on Decision Theory and the Future of Artificial Intelligence.

During his residency at CAS, Rush will address some questions that arise in political epistemology. What are the optimal ways for groups of individuals with diverse opinions to make decisions? Under what conditions is democratic decision making optimal, and how often do those conditions obtain? What is the proper role of expertise in such group decision making? Increasingly, many decisions with significant social and political consequences are made using algorithms. To what extent can algorithmic decisions that affect many different groups treat the relevant groups fairly?

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