Eric Pacuit
Associate Professor
AOS: Logic, Social Choice Theory, Game and Decision Theory, Formal Epistemology
Office: 1103A Skinner Building

Eric Pacuit (PhD, CUNY Graduate Center) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy. His primary research interests are in logic (especially modal logic), foundations of game theory, and social choice theory; he has secondary interests in (formal) epistemology and decision theory. Prior to coming to Maryland, he was a resident fellow at the Tilburg Institute for Logic and Philosophy of Science, a postdoctoral scholar at the Institute for Logic, Language and Information at the University of Amsterdam, and taught in the Philosophy and Computer Science departments at Stanford University. His work has been supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation and a VIDI grant from the Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO: the Dutch Science Foundation).

See my publications page for a full list of publications.

Johan van Benthem, David Fernández Duque, and Eric Pacuit.  Evidence and plausibility in neighborhood structures. Annals of Pure and Applied Logic, 165:1, pgs. 106-133, 2014.  

Eric Pacuit. Dynamic Epistemic Logic I: Logics of Knowledge and Belief. Philosophy Compass, 8:9, pgs. 798 - 814, 2013. 

Eric Pacuit. Dynamic Epistemic Logic II: Logics of Information Change. Philosophy Compass, 8:9, pgs. 815 - 833, 2013. 

 Eric Pacuit, Arthur Paul Pedersen, and Jan-Willem Romeijn. "When is an example a counterexample?" In Proceedings of the Fourteenth Conference on Theoretical Aspects of Rationality and Knowledge, 2013.

Eric Pacuit. "Voting Methods." In The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, edited by Edward N. Zalta. Winter 2012 ed., 2012.

Eric Pacuit and Sunil Simon. "Reasoning with Protocols under Imperfect Information." The Review of Symbolic Logic 4 (2012): 412-444.

Johan van Benthem, Eric Pacuit, and Olivier Roy. "Toward a Theory of Play: A Logical Perspective on Games and Interaction." Games 2 (2011): 52-86.

Johan van Benthem and Eric Pacuit. "Dynamic Logics of Evidence-Based Beliefs." Studia Logica 99 (2011): 61-92.

Helle Hvid Hansen, Clemens Kupke, and Eric Pacuit. "Neighbourhood Structures: Bisimilarity and Basic Model Theory." Logical Methods in Computer Science 5, no. 2 (2009): 1-38.

Johan van Benthem, Jelle Gerbrandy, Tomohiro Hoshi, and Eric Pacuit. "Merging Frameworks for Interaction." Journal of Philosophical Logic 38 (2009): 491-526.

Horacio Arl-Costa and Eric Pacuit. "First-Order Classical Modal Logic." Studia Logica 84 (2006): 171-210.

Eric Pacuit, Rohit Parikh, and Eva Cogan. "The Logic of Knowledge Based Obligation." Synthese 149 (2006).




Spring 2017
PHIL309P Philosophical Problems: Philosophy, Politics and Economics
PHIL470 Logical Theory: Undecidability and Incompleteness
Fall 2016
PHIL170 Introduction to Logic
PHIL370 Symbolic Logic
Spring 2016
PHIL858K Logical and Probabilistic Models of Belief Revision
PHIL309P Philosophical Problems: Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Fall 2015
PHIL170 Introduction to Logic
PHIL478M Modal Logic
Spring 2015
PHIL688E Selected Problems in Philosophy: Godel's Incompleteness Theorems
PHIL408Z Topics in Contemporary Philosophy: Individual and Group Decision Making
PHIL470 Logical Theory: Godel's Incompleteness Theorems
Spring 2014
PHIL858E Epistemic Foundations of Game Theory
PHIL408I Topics in Contemporary Philosophy: Individual & Group Decision Making
Fall 2013
HONR278X Clear Thinking in an Uncertain World: Human Reasoning and Its Foundations
PHIL478P Topics in Philosophical Logic: Reasoning about Knowledge and Beliefs
Spring 2013
PHIL408R Topics in Contemporary Philosophy: Rational Choice
PHIL470 Logical Theory
Fall 2012
PHIL308S Studies in Contemporary Philosophy: Voting Theory and Fair Division
PHIL370 Symbolic Logic