I am an Assistant Professor in philosophy at the University of San Diego, where I am a part of their Philosophy, Politics, and Economics program.

Before that, I had a postdoctoral position at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and was a core faculty member in their Philosophy, Politics and Economics program. Before that, I was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Groningen. And before that, I was a post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for Moral and Political Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, working on Ethics and Uncertainty. I received my PhD in philosophy from MIT in 2016.

I work on rationality --- what is it rational to believe, what is it sensible to do, and what is it reasonable to care about.

I am interested in formal epistemology, decision theory, philosophy of language, philosophy of economics, coffee, stand-up comedy, and various fretted string instruments. I drive a pink school bus.

Also check out 24.00x Introduction to Philosophy: God, Knowledge, and Consciousness. It is a free, open-access edX course I helped create and teach.


Ryan Doody

Philosophy Department, University of San Diego
Founders Hall 162, 5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

email: rdoody [at] sandiego [dot] edu

Here is my CV.