AboutI'm an independent researcher working on global priorities research, with particular emphasis on longtermism and cultural evolution. Recently I've also been spending much of my time thinking about artificial intelligence. I'm an affiliated researcher at the Mimir Center for Long Term Futures Research in Stockholm, Sweden.
Previously, I worked at the Forethought Foundation where I did research for Will MacAskill's book What We Owe The Future. I completed my PhD in philosophy at the London School of Economics in 2018, with a dissertation on Bayesian epistemology and normative uncertainty.
You can contact me at vallinder at gmail dot com.
- Longtermism and Cultural Evolution.
forthcoming in Jacob Barrett, Hilary Greaves, and David Thorstad (eds.), Essays in Longtermism. Oxford University Press.
- The Evidentialist's Wager.
The Journal of Philosophy 118 (6):320-342. (w/ Will MacAskill, Caspar Oesterheld, Carl Shulman, and Johannes Treutlein).
- Imprecise Bayesianism and Global Belief Inertia.
British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 69(4):1205-1230, 2018.
- Trust and the Value of Overconfidence.
Synthese 191(13):1991-2007, 2014 (w/ Erik J. Olsson).
- Norms of Assertion and Communication in Social Networks.
Synthese 190(13):2557-2571, 2013 (w/ Erik J. Olsson).
- Do Computer Simulations Support the Argument from Disagreement?
Synthese 190(8):1437-1454, 2013 (w/ Erik J. Olsson).
- Bayesian Variations: Essays on the Structure, Object, and Dynamics of Credence.
PhD Thesis, London School of Economics, 2018.