Eddy NahmiasProfessor, Chair Neuroscience, Philosophy
Ph.D. Philosophy, Duke University, 2001
B.A. English Literature (Philosophy minor), Emory University, 1992
Philosophy of Mind, Psychology, Neuroscience, Moral Psychology (especially free will and moral responsibility), Experimental Philosophy
Associate Faculty, Neuroscience Institute
Affiliate Faculty, Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics
Eddy Nahmias is Professor and Chair of Philosophy. His research is devoted to the study of human agency: what it is, how it is possible, and how it accords with scientific accounts of human nature. His primary focus is the free will debate, including potential threats to free will posed by the sciences of the mind (e.g., neuroscience and psychology) and conversely, what these sciences can tell us about how free will works in humans. His work also considers the ethical and practical implications of these issues, especially on punishment theory. Nahmias also conducts empirical research on ordinary people’s intuitions about free will and moral responsibility—i.e., ‘experimental philosophy’—and works on other issues in Moral Psychology and in Neuroethics.
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