Department of Philosophy

The Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

Person

Post-doctoral researcher with 15+ experience in teaching philosophy in France, both in high school (1995-2011, general curriculum) and University (2004-2009, logic, epistemology & decision/game theory).

Between March 2011 and March 2013, I have been working as a post-doctoral researcher (with a 2-years VR grant) in Theoretical Philosophy, on a project that studied inquiry using both tools from formal epistemology, and results from empirical research on human reasoning.

Since March 2013, I have been a member of the interdisciplinary framework project "Knowledge in a Digital World" whose project leaders are Prof. Erik J. Olsson (Lund, Theoretical Philosophy) & Prof. Olof Sundin.

Research

About the research

During the 2011-2013 period, my research project was to develop a formally precise and empirically adequate model of scientific inquiry, based on Hintikka's Interrogative Model of Inquiry. This research has been successfully carried with: 1) the formulation of a model merging algorithmic learning- and game-theoretic approaches; 2) a successful application to experimental data from psychology of reasoning (esp. Wason's "Selection Task"). Both outcomes have resulted in conference presentations and publications, both in philosophy and cognitive science.

Two by-products of this research, obtained in collaboration with J.Jacot (Lund, Theoretical Philosophy) have been: 1) the formulation of a generalized version of Game-Theoretic Semantics; and: 2) a study of the interplay between the pragmatics of questions, and the outcome of inquiry, when sources of answers are strategic agents. Both have also been presented in conferences and published.

Since March 2013, my research with the "Knowledge in a Digital World" project has focused mainly on determining the how much the personalization of web search engines affects the information we obtain. In 2014, together with Pr. Ulrike Hahn (Birbek-London) and Magnus Jiborn (KDW-Lund), I will investigate empirically the "filter bubbles" hypothesis, which states that personalized searches tend to return information that confirm our beliefs, or at least do not challenge them.

Publications

Editorships (1)
Articles (5)
Book chapters (4)
Conference contributions (9)
Working papers (1)

Research portal (Lund University)

Emmanuel Genot

Postdoctoral Fellow
Theoretical Philosophy
Department of Philosophy

Contact information

E-mail emmanuel.genotfil.luse

Phone +46 46 222 85 88

Room LUX:B470

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address Box 192, 221 00, Lund

Internal post code 30

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