Alan Hájek'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.
He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. He was the keynote speaker at the 2007 Chinese Analytic Philosophy Association conference, Wuhan (picture). He was the President of the Australasian Association of Philosophy in 2009-2010. He received the 2012 Award for Excellence in Supervision, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences. In 2013 he won the ANU-wide Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Supervision.
Click here for Hájek's CV.
Click here for Hájek's 2010 AAP Presidential Address and click here for accompanying slides.
Click here for Hájek's interview with the Canberra Times.
Click here for Hájek's lecture "All Values Great and Small" at the Causation and Decision Theory conference.
Click here for Hájek's interview on probability for The Philosopher's Zone, ABC National Radio. A transcript of the interview can be found here.
Click here for Hájek's Studium Generale public address in Groningen entitled "A Plea for the Improbable". Powerpoint slides can be found here.
Click here for Hájek's radio interview for Radio National's Encounter show. (Part of a show on gambling, with several guests.)
Click here for a video of Hájek's talk "A Plea for the Improbable" given at the 2011 Singularity Summit.
Click here for a video of Hájek's talk "Staying Regular?" given at the 9th Formal Epistemology Workshop (FEW 2012).