Rachael Briggs

I earned my PhD in philosophy in 2009 from the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT. I held a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sydney from 2009 to 2012, and joined the School of Philosophy at the Australian National University in 2012. I am also a member of the Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems at Griffith University.

I am currently working on two Discovery Projects, funded by the Australian Research Council. Wellbeing, Preferences, and Basic Goods is a book-length project defending desire-satisfaction theories of wellbeing. Decision Theory in Crisis, held jointly with Daniel Nolan and Alan Hájek, is a general investigation into the foundations of causal decision theory. My other research interests include truthmaking, judgment aggregation, the logic of counterfactuals, and the metaphysics of chance.