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Bert, minimally conscious states, and responsiblity

I just posted the paper I was working through during my stint at the Flickers of Freedom blog on the academia website. It is in final draft form, to be published some time next year as a chapter in an OUP volume edited by fantastic legal scholars Dennis Patterson and Michael Pardo. Comments are most […]

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 ( 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 […]