Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science

Faculty working in Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science

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  • This 2008 book explores the thesis that legal roles force people to engage in moral combat, an idea implicit in the assumption that citizens may be morally required to disobey unjust laws, while...
  • This 1993 work provides, for the first time, a unified account of the theory of action presupposed by both British and American criminal law and its underlying morality.
  • In this 1984 book, Michael Moore describes the legal view of persons as rational and autonomous and defends that view from three challenges suggested by psychiatry: that badness is illness, that the...
  • This 1998 book by a leading Anglo-American legal philosopher provides a thorough examination of the theory of criminal responsibility. Moore is among the first to apply a retributivist theory of...
  • This 2009 book sets out the place of causation in criminal and tort law and outlines the metaphysics presupposed by legal doctrines. It is the first comprehensive attempt since Hart and Honore to...
  • This 2020 book details how both morality and law presuppose the accuracy of common sense, a centuries-old psychology that defines people as rational agents who make honorable choices and act for just...
  • Robin (Rob) Kar is a Professor of Law and Philosophy and current Head of the Philosophy Department.  His research interests range from ethics, meta-ethics, moral psychology, political philosophy,...
  • Jonathan Livengood is an Associate Professor of Philosophy, who works primarily in the philosophy of science, metaphysics, epistemology, and experimental philosophy. Most of his research is motivated...
  • Helga Varden is a Professor of Philosophy, Political Science, and Gender and Women Studies, whose main research interests are in Kant’s practical philosophy, legal-political philosophy, feminist...
  • Patrick R. Leland is a lecturer in philosophy, who specializes in early and late modern European philosophy, with a particular research focus on Immanuel Kant (1724-1804). Much of his recent work...
  • Kohei Kishida is a logician and applied category theorist. He identifies and extracts logical structures to help scientists and philosophers tackle foundational and philosophical issues that arise in...
  • Ben Levinstein is an assistant professor at the University of Illinois, who specializes in formal epistemology, decision theory, philosophy of science, and—increasingly—in the ethics and philosophy...
  • This 2015 book is an introduction and guide to the systematic collection and analysis of empirical data in academic philosophy. It prompts reconsideration of traditional methods of armchair...
  • This 2021 collection provides a comprehensive survey of Locke’s work, not only placing it in its historical context but also exploring its contemporary significance. Comprising almost sixty chapters...
  • This 2020 book rethinks Kant's views on human nature by making space for sex, love, and gender within his accounts of moral freedom. It is the first to develop a Kantian account of how to be a sexual...