Craig DeLancey works on emotion. His book, Passionate Engines, describes what our best scientific understanding of emotions can tell us about problems in the philosophy of mind. While at the Center, he has been exploring the role of emotions in decision making. This work includes the use of simulations to develop evolutionary game theory models that describe how certain emotional strategies may come to dominate other decision making strategies. He hopes these simulations will also spontaneously generate a book by the end of the year. Or maybe next year.
Craig’s other interests include functional explanation, the role of complexity and complex systems in ontology, and simplicity.
Craig is an assistant professor of Philosophy at SUNY Oswego. He is married and has a 6 year old daughter Aletheia. When not working he likes to hunt Paleozoic fossils (because the Mesozoic is so overrated).