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I’m the featured author on the Flickers of Freedom blog this month

You can find my posts here.

Brains Blog call for an early career commentator

The blog Brains (www.philosophyofbrains.com) invites an early career philosopher (graduate student, post-doc, or person who earned their PhD in the past five years) to act as a commentator for symposia on articles appearing in the journal Neuroethics. The symposia will be similar to ones the blog has run the past two years on papers from […]

Why is Baltimore Burning?

Riots have broken out in Baltimore in response to the death of Freddie Gray, who died due to injuries he received while being transported in a police van. Gray was not buckled in, but was in handcuffs and leg irons, and may have been given a “rough ride,” meaning the police van was driven with […]

Philosophy of Self-Control Grant

I’m a bit late with this announcement, but Bill Hirstein, Tyler Fagan and I are thrilled to be recipients of a Philosophy of Self-Control sub-grant for the 2015-2016 academic year. The Philosophy and Science of Self-Control project is funded by the Templeton Foundation and headed by Al Mele (Florida State University). You can read all […]

Talk March 9 in Ann Arbor

Here is the poster for the talk I’ll be giving to the Mind and Moral Psychology Working Group (University of Michigan) in a week or so. All are welcome!

CFP: Paradigms of mens rea: the voluntariness criterion in the criminal law

CALL FOR PAPERS Philosophy, law and neuroscience. Paradigms of mens rea: the voluntariness criterion in the criminal law 8 – 9 June 2015 | EUI | Florence, Italy THE CONFERENCE – Cognitive capacity is the ability to understand what the law requires. Volitional capacity is the ability or power to conform one’s actions to the […]

Chemical Castration as Rehabilitative Treatment

I gave a talk at a fantastic neurolaw conference this past weekend in Atlanta, organized by the incomparable Nicole Vincent. I wasn’t super excited about the topic of my talk – chemical castration – because I’ve been criticizing the practice for years from different perspectives, with only marginal success. However, this time I decided to take […]