Aidan Lyon

I'm an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Maryland (College Park). I'm also a Humboldt Research Fellow at the Munich Centre for Mathematical Philosophy and a Research Fellow at the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis

Selected Publications

Lyon, A. (forthcoming). Collective Wisdom, The Journal of Philosophy.

Lyon, A., Wintle, B., Burgman, M. (forthcoming). Collective Wisdom: A Study of Some Simple and Complex Methods of Confidence Interval Aggregation, Journal of Business Research.

Lyon, A. (2014). Why are Normal Distributions Normal?The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 65(3):621-649.

Lyon, A. (2014). From Kolmogorov, to Popper, to Renyi: There's No Escaping Humphreys' Paradox (When Generalised)Chance and Temporal Asymmetry, A. Wilson (ed.), Oxford University Press.

Lyon, A., Grossel, G., Burgman, M., Nunn, M. (2013). Using Internet Intelligence to Manage Biosecurity Risks: A Case Study for Aquatic Animal HealthDiversity and Distributions., 19(5-6):640–650.

Lyon, A. (2012). Mathematical Explanations of Empirical Facts, and Mathematical RealismThe Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 90(3):559-578.

Lyon, A., Nunn, M., Grossel, G., Burgman, M. (2012). Comparison of Web–Based Biosecurity Intelligence Systems: BioCaster, EpiSPIDER, and HealthMapTransboundary and Emerging Diseases, 59(3):223-32.

Lyon, A. (2011). Deterministic Probability: Neither Chance nor CredenceSynthese, 182(3):413-32.

Lyon, A. (2010). Philosophy of ProbabilityPhilosophies of the Sciences, F. Allhoff (ed.), Wiley–Blackwell.

Lyon, A. and Colyvan, M. (2008). The Explanatory Power of Phase SpacesPhilosophia Mathematica, 16(2): 227-243.