Dr Ted Shear

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Economics
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law


I hold a PhD in Philosophy from the University of California, Davis supervised by G. Aldo Antonelli (1962-2015), Hanti Lin, and Branden Fitelson. I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Economics at the University of Queensland. My current position, supervised by John Quiggin and L. A. Paul, involves research on their ARC funded grant "Epistemically feasible choice: implications for sustainable risk management" to investigate the implications of transformative experience for normative theories of choice.

While my philosophical interests are broad, my primary research projects largely surround issues in epistemology relating to the diachronic norms of epistemic rationality. I also have ongoing research interests in philosophy of mind and cognitive science, normativity, philosophy of science, and philosophical methodology. I have a penchant for using formal tools to elucidate traditionally philosophical problems and concepts.

Research Interests

  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Decision theory
  • Philosophical logic


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of California, Davis


  • Shear, Ted and Fitelson, Branden (2018) Two approaches to belief revision. Erkenntnis, 1-32. doi:10.1007/s10670-017-9968-1

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