Why do we trust strangers on airbnb and uber? Is it rational?

I give these questions a crack in this short essay on the Prindle Post: http://www.prindlepost.org/2015/10/when-is-it-rational-to-trust-a-stranger/

M.A.P. Philosophy Social this Friday at 3 in HUM 290

Philosophers! Anyone interested in the study of philosophy is invited to the UAlbany Minorities and Philosophy (M.A.P) social on Friday, October 9 at 3 pm. The M.A.P. e-board has put together a number of posters with information about what philosophy majors do after graduation. Refreshments will be served.MAPS social FALL15

Young Philosophers Lecture Series

On September 11-12 I’ll be presenting “Self-Deception As Unwitting Pretense” at the Young Philosophers Lecture Series at DePauw University. I’ll also be giving an introductory lecture on theories of self-deception.