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John Weymark

Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in Social and Natural Sciences, Department of Economics
Professor of Economics, Department of Economics
Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy


Research Interests: John Weymark has applied social choice theory to provide axiomatic foundations for indices of group and inclusive fitness and to investigate the usefulness of these indices for understanding biological phenomena such as evolutionary transitions.  More generally, he is interested in models in which organisms are treated as if they are goal-directed agents.

Keywords: Inclusive fitness, group fitness, agential models, evolutionary transitions, social choice theory