Academic Profile

Preston's research focuses on rational decision making, the value of life, and existential risk.

He regularly teaches Practical Rationality, Introduction to Philosophy, and Moral Philosophy.

PhD in Philosophy, Rutgers University, 2013
BA in Philosophy (Highest Honors) and Theater Arts, University of California at Santa Cruz, 2006
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Asst Prof Preston Huw Richards Greene
Assistant Professor, School of Humanities

Ethics, Decision Theory
  • Time Biases and Future Generations: A Study of the Rationality of Time Discounting in Decision Making Concerning Intergenerational Tradeoffs
  • Preston Greene. The Real-Life Issue of Prepunishment. Social Theory and Practice, forthcoming.

  • Preston Greene. ‘Pure’ Time Preferences Are Irrelevant to the Debate over Time Bias: A Plea for Zero Time Discounting as the Normative Standard. Australasian Philosophical Review, forthcoming.

  • Preston Greene, Andrew Latham, Kristie Miller, and James Norton. Why Are People so Darned Past Biased? Temporal Asymmetries in Philosophy and Psychology, Oxford University Press, forthcoming. Edited by Christoph Hoerl, Teresa McCormack and Alison Fernandes.

  • Preston Greene. ‘It Doesn't Matter Because One Day It will End’. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 2021.

  • Preston Greene, Alex Holcombe, Andrew Latham, Kristie Miller, and James Norton. The Rationality of Near Bias Toward Both Future and Past Events. Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 2021.

  • Preston Greene and Ben Levinstein. Act Consequentialism without Free Rides. Philosophical Perspectives, 2020.

  • Preston Greene, Andrew Latham, Kristie Miller, and James Norton. Hedonic and Non-Hedonic Bias Toward the Future. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 2020.

  • Preston Greene. The Termination Risks of Simulation Science. Erkenntnis 85 (2): 489–509. 2018.

  • Preston Greene. Success-First Decision Theories. In Arif Ahmed (ed.), Newcomb's Problem, Cambridge University Press, 2018.

  • Preston Greene. Value in Very Long Lives. Journal of Moral Philosophy 14 (4): 416–34. 2017.

  • Preston Greene and Meghan Sullivan. Against Time Bias. Ethics 125 (4): 947–70. 2015.

  • Preston Greene. When Is A Belief True Because of Luck? Philosophical Quarterly 63 (252): 465–75. 2013.

  • Preston Greene. The Consequentialist Problem with Prepunishment. Thought, forthcoming.