CURRICULUM VITAE
September 2010

James Michael Joyce

   Department of Philosophy
   The University of Michigan
   435 South State Street
   Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1003

e-mail: jjoyce@umich.edu    Phone: 734-764-6285 Fax: 734-763-8071

Academic Positions
     2006-present:   Professor of Philosophy and Statistics (courtesy), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
     1998-2006:   Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
     1991-1998:   Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
     1991-1998:   Adjunct Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of the District of Columbia, Washington D.C.

Education
     1991:   THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN; Ann Arbor, Michigan: Ph.D., Philosophy
     1980:   JOHN CARROLL UNIVERSITY; University Heights, Ohio: B. A., Philosophy and Mathematics (Magna cum Laude)

Teaching Experience
Graduate: Conceptual Foundations of Statistical Inference (with M. Woodroofe), Decision Theory, Probability and Conditionals, Proseminar: Mind and Language (with A. Gibbard), Proseminar: Science and Language (with A. Gibbard), Mind and Language (with T; Hofweber), Topics in Philosophy (with D. Velleman), Belief Revision and Naturalized Epistemology, Topics in Rational Choice, Role of Evidence in Belief Revision and Inductive Logic, Dark Matter in the Universe, Candidacy Seminar

Undergraduate: Methods of Science, Philosophy of Science, The Nature of Science, Methods of Science, Epistemology, Decision Theory, Mind and Language, Knowledge and Reality, Introduction to Logic, Honors Introduction to Logic, Intermediate Logic, Mathematical Logic, Honors Seminar, Critical Reasoning, Introduction to Ethics, Introduction to Philosophy


Grants and Awards

1993  University of Michigan CRLT-LS&A Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship
2002  Rackham Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Research Grant - Dark Matter and the Formation of Galaxies: Evidence and Theory
                   (with Mario Mateo and Michael Woodroofe)
2003  LSA Excellence in Education Award


Professional Activities
  • Philosophy of Science Association, Nominating Committee Chair (2008-2010), Program Committee (2010)
  • Philosophy of Science, Editorial Board (2000-2005)
  • Oxford studies in Epistemology, Editorial Board (2003-present)
  • Cambridge Studies in Probability, Induction, and Decision Theory (Cambridge University Press), advisory editor (2000- )
  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, co-editor (with Brian Skyrms and Brandon Fitelson) for Inductive Logic and Decision Theory (2000- )
  • Philosophical Topics (Special Issue on Decision Theory), vol. 21, #1 (Fall 1993), issue editor

Publications
  Books
  • The Foundations of Causal Decision Theory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, April 1999.
  • Decision Theory: A Normative Perspective (tentative title), Princeton University Press, projected December 2011
  Articles and Book Chapters
  Reviews and Short Works
  • "The St. Petersburg Paradox," in Miodrag Lovric, e,d., International Encyclopedia of Statistical Science, Springer Publishing (to appear Jan 2011)
  • "Kullback-Leibler Entropy," in Miodrag Lovric, e,d., International Encyclopedia of Statistical Science, Springer Publishing (to appear Jan 2011)
  • "Interview with Jim Joyce," The Reasoner 2, October 2008: 3-5.
  • "Five Questions" in Alan Hajek and Vincent F. Hendricks, eds., Probability: 5 Questions, Automatic Press, London 2009
  • "Richard Jeffrey," in Noretta Koertge, e.d., New Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Volume 4: 34-38. New York: Charles Scribner and Sons, 2008.
  • "Leonard Savage," in Donald Borchert, ed., Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Vol. 2. 2nd ed., Macmillan Reference, 2006: 612-614.
  • "Review of David Howie's Interpreting Probability," The Philosophical Review 113(3) 2004: 438-441.
  • "Review of Paul Weirich's Decision Space: Multidimensional Utility Analysis," Ethics 113, October 2003: 914-919.
  • "Review of Brian Skyrms's Evolution of the Social Contract," Philosophical Books 39, April 1998: 137-139.
  • "Review of Edward McClennen's Rationality and Dynamic Choice: Foundational Explorations," Philosophical Books 33, Jan. 1992: 27-30.

Public Lectures
  2010
  • "A Defense of Imprecise Probabilities in Decision Making" - Decision Theory Workshop, London School of Economics
  • "A Defense of Imprecise Credences in Inference and Decision Making" - Opening Celebration, Center for Formal Epistemology, Carnegie Mellon University
  • "The Proper Role of Ratifiability Considerations in Decision Making" - Festschrift for Bill Harper, University of Western Ontario
  • "Inference and Decision Making With Imprecise Probabilities" - UC Berkeley
  • "Do Imprecise Credences Make Sense?" - St. Andrews-Rutgers Evidence Conference, St. Andrews;  UC Berkeley, Group in Logic and the Methodology of Science
  2009
  • "Scoring Rules and Coherence" - Carnegie Mellon University
  • "Inference and Decision Making With Imprecise Probabilities" - Princeton University
  • "Do Imprecise Credences Make Sense" - Foundations of Uncertainty: Probability and Its Rivals, Prague;   Rutgers University (Philosophy);  Brown University
  • "The Benefits and Pitfalls of Using Imprecise Probabilities to Represent Uncertainty" - Rutgers University (Cognitive Science)
  • "Ratifiability, Stability and the Role of Act Probabilities in Decision Theory" - Progic 2009, Groningen
  • "Some Thoughts on Causal Reasoning and on Epistemic Scoring Rules," - Second Formal Epistemology Festival, an international conference held in Ann Arbor
  • "Comments on Sarah Moss and Mike Titelbaum on de se Updating" - Pacific APA, Vancouver
  • "The Probative Value of Old Evidence" - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Southern California
  2008
  • "Comments on Tomoji Shogenj's 'The Degree of Epistemic Justification is Not the Probability'" - Meetings of the Eastern Division of the APA
  • "The Probative Value of Old Evidence" - Meetings of the Philosophy of Science Association
  • "Causal Decision Theory I and II" - Causality Study Fortnight, Center for Reasoning, University of Kent
  • "Causally Unstable Acts and the Role of Regret in Decision Theory" - Causality Study Fortnight, Center for Reasoning, University of Kent
  • "Decision Theory I & II" - Decision, Games and Logic 08, Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, University of Amsterdam
  • "The Likelihood Principle and Two Concepts of Evidence" - University of Missouri
  2007
  • "Counterexamples to Causal Decision Theory" - University of Waterloo
  • "Bayesian Variations on the Likelihood Principle," - invited lecture, 13th International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, Beijing
  • "Accuracy and Coherence" - Mind and Language Seminar, New York University
  • "Causal Decision Theory" - London School of Economics
  • "Epistemic Deference: The Case of Chance" - The Aristotelian Society, London
  2006
  • "Bayesian Frameworks for Induction" - Meetings of the Philosophy of Science Association
  • "Rational Belief and Reasonable Belief, A Ramseyian Distinction" - University of Pittsburgh
  • "Instance Confirmation," - Meetings of the Pacific Division of the APA
  • "Belief Revision and Conditional Excluded Middle," - Conference on Probability, Australian National University
  2005
  • "Is There a Future for Inductive Logic" - Meetings of the Eastern Division of the APA
  • "Subjective Probability and the Aim of Truth" - International Colloquium on Dutch Book Arguments, Prague
  • "Comment on Andy Egan's 'Counterexamples to Causal Decision Theory'," - FEW II, University of Texas at Austin
  • "Ratifiability Revisited: Is it Rational to Perform Actions One Knows One Will Rue?" - Rice University
  • "Bovens and Hartmann on Endogenous Judgments of Reliability," - Meetings of the Pacific Division of the APA
  2004
  • "On the Plurality of Measures of Evidential Relevance," - Meetings of the Philosophy of Science Association; University of Western Ontario
  • "The Accuracy of Partial Beliefs I, II" - FEW I University of California at Berkeley
  • "Probabilistic Belief Revision and The Law of Conditional Excluded Middle" - Conference on Conditionals and Two Dimensional Semantics, University of Western Ontario
  • "Brian Skyrms's The Stag Hunt," - Meetings of the Pacific Division of the APA
  • "Bovens and Hartmann on Endogenous Judgments of Reliability," - Meetings of the Pacific Division of the APA
  2003
  • "On the Plurality of Probabilist Measures of Evidential Relevance" - 26th Annual International Wittgenstein Symposium of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, Kirchberg Austria
  • "Jeffrey on Newcomb Problems and Causal Reasoning" - 26th Annual International Wittgenstein Symposium of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, Kirchberg Austria
  • "Comment on Richard Fumerton's 'Epistemic Probability'" - Meetings of the Pacific Division of the APA
  2002
  • "Comment on Prasanta Bandyopadhyay's 'The Old Evidence Problem and Beyond'" - Meetings of the Eastern Division of the APA
  • "Causal Reasoning and Intervention," - University of California at Irvine
  2001
  • "Reflections on Williamson on Reflection" - Conference on The Limits of Warrant, University of Waterloo
  • "On Some Recent Approaches to Causal Reasoning" - Stanford University, California Institute of Technology
  2000
  • "The Lasting Lesson of Skepticism" - University of Cincinnati;  Skepticism and Objectivity Conference, University of Utah
  • "Imaging, Causation and Statistical Knowledge" - Meetings of the Pacific Division of the APA
  1999
  • "The Lasting Lesson of Skepticism" - University of Oklahoma
  • "The Role of Causal Reasoning in Bayesian Decision Theory" - University of Michigan, Department of Statistics
  • "Reasons for Action in Game Theory" - Game Theory Conference, University of Western Ontario
  1998
  • "Why We Still Need the Logic of Decision" (Invited Paper) - Meetings of the Philosophy of Science Association
  • "Evaluative Commitment and Diachronic Rationality" - Perspectives on Rationality, University of Cincinnati
  1997
  • "Comment on F. Doring's 'Bayesian Inference to the Best Explanation'" - Meetings of the Central Division of the APA
  1996
  • "Causal Reasoning in Game Theory: Common Knowledge and the Centipede" - Haverford College, Department of Economics
  1994
  • "A Non-Pragmatic Vindication of Probabilism" - Meetings of the Central Division of the APA
  1993
  • "The Brier Score as a Measure of Epistemic Accuracy" - Ohio State University
  • "Subjunctive Beliefs and Decision Making" - Michigan Decision Consortium
  1992
  • "Supposition, Conditional Expected Utility, and Calibration" - Princeton University
  1991
  • "Unified Decision Theory and Newcomb's Paradox" - Virginia Commonwealth University, Ohio State University, California Institute of Technology, University of Michigan

Administrative Service
  Departmental (* indicates that I was committee chair)

        Department Chair (2005-2010)
        Associate Chair (2000-2005)
        Admissions: (2000-2005)*, (1998-1999)
        Computer: (1991-1992)*, (1994-1995), (1993-1994)
        Graduate Studies: (2002-2005), (1999-2000)*, (1998-1999), (1991-1997)
        GSI Training: (1997-1998), (1995-1996)*, (1992-1993)
        Internal Review: (2000-2002)
        Recruitment: (1996-1997)
        Special Events: (1998-1999)*, (1999-2000)*, (1995-1996), (1994-1995)
        Summer Chair: (2002-2005)
        Undergraduate Studies: (1997-1998)*

  College and University (* indicates that I was committee chair)

        LS&A Curriculum Committee (1999-2000)
        Search Committee for Director of Ethics and Public Life (2006-2008)*

  Reviewing
Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, McGraw Hill Publishing Company, Wadsworth Press, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Mind, Nous, Synthese, Journal of Symbolic Logic, Philosophical Review, Ethics, Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic, Philosophy of Science, Erkenntnis, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Theory and Decision, Social Choice and Welfare, Synthese
  Outside Letters for Tenure, Promotion, Hirings to Tenure
I have written about 30 such letters for a variety of institutions.
  Professional Associations
1984 - present: Philosophy of Science Association
1986 - present: American Philosophical Association