Associate Professor Toby Handfield

I am a member of the Department of Philosophy, which is located within the School of Philosophical, Historical, and International Studies.

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 modelling, rational choice) and in engaging with disciplines outside of philosophy to illuminate these issues.

Visit my personal webpage, with links to many publications, blog posts, information about my teaching, and more…