“My key intellectual goal is to understand how institutions, social dilemmas, and technologies help or hinder individuals, groups and societies to flourish.”


Research focus: philosophy and ethics of artificial intelligence and social epistemology.

Hein is a (mathematical) philosopher whose main research interests are in social epistemology and the philosophy and ethics of artificial intelligence. In particular, he is interested in expertise, deliberation, and political epistemology, and in collective agency, responsible AI, machine ethics, and deontic reasoning.