Alan Hajek

Professor Alan Hajek

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2007
  • Section(s): Philosophy And History Of Ideas, History


Alan Hajek is Professor of Philosophy in the School of Philosophy, and Centre for Moral, Social and Political Theory at the Australian National University. Hajek’s research interests include the philosophical foundations of probability and decision theory, epistemology, the philosophy of science, metaphysics, and the philosophy of religion. His paper ‘What Conditional Probability Could Not Be’ won the 2004 American Philosophical Association Article Prize for ‘the best article published in the previous two years’ by a ‘younger scholar’. The Philosopher’s Annual selected his ‘Waging War on Pascal’s Wager’ as one of the ten best articles in philosophy in 2003.

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