From COVID-19 to racial justice, Professors Brian Nosek and Cailin O’Connor offer insight into the social and sometimes distorted origins of our beliefs.
Professor Cailin O’Connor is a philosopher of biology and behavioral sciences, philosopher of science, and evolutionary game theorist. She is Associate Professor in the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, and a member of the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Science, at UC Irvine. She is currently co-administering the NSF grant “Consensus, Democracy, and the Public Understanding of Science” with philosopher of physics James Owen Weatherall (previous NSF grant Social Dynamics and Diversity in Epistemic Communities). Their co-authored trade book The Misinformation Age was published with Yale University Press. Her monograph The Origins of Unfairness was published in July 2019 by Oxford University Press. Her book Games in the Philosophy of Biology was published in the CUP elements series in 2020.