Jurgis Karpus, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Lehrstuhl für Philosophy of Mind


I completed my PhD in philosophy at King’s College London and am now a postdoctoral researcher in the Cognition, Values, Behaviour and the Crowd Cognition research groups at LMU Munich. My research lies at the intersection of philosophy, economics, and psychology. In particular, I focus on rational choice and game theory. I am primarily interested in the modes of reasoning by which we arrive at personal decisions when we socially interact with fellow humans and autonomous artificial agents.

Research Interests

Rational choice, game theory, nudge, human-AI interaction.

Current Projects

  • Human-AI interaction. I investigate whether we are as likely to trust, take risks, and cooperate with artificial intelligence (AI) systems as we do with fellow humans. For more on this and related projects, please visit the page of our research network
  • Deception in competitive advice-giving. I study the emergence of strategic deception in advice-giving when multiple advisers compete for our attention.
  • Nudge. I evaluate when and whether nudged-based policies are the most effective and appropriate tools to influence our choices.
  • Team reasoning. I am developing the theory of team reasoning to explain why and when we cooperate with others.


  • Kurvers, R. H. J., Hertz, U., Karpus, J., Balode, M. P., Bertrand, J., Binmore, K., and Bahrami, B. (2021) Strategic disinformation outperforms honesty in competition for social influence. iScience
  • Karpus, J. and Radzvilas, M. (2021) Game theory and rational reasoning. In: Heilmann, C. and Reiss, J. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Economics. Routledge
  • Radzvilas, M. and Karpus, J. (2021) Team reasoning without a hive mind. Research in Economics 75, 345–353.
  • Karpus, J., Krüger, A., Verba, J. T., Bahrami, B., and Deroy, O. (2021) Algorithm exploitation: humans are keen to exploit benevolent AI. iScience 24, 102679.
  • Beraldo, S. and Karpus, J. (2021) Nudging to donate organs: do what you like or like what we do? Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 24, 329–340.
  • Karpus, J. and Radzvilas, M. (2018) Team reasoning and a measure of mutual advantage in games. Economics and Philosophy 34, 1–30.
  • Karpus, J. and Gold, N. (2017) Team reasoning: theory and evidence. In: Kiverstein, J. (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of the Social Mind. Routledge, 400–417.