John Doris's personal website

Biography

John M. Doris is Professor in the Philosophy–Neuroscience–Psychology Program and Philosophy Department, Washington University in St. Louis. He works at the intersection of cognitive science, moral psychology, and philosophical ethics, authoring or co-authoring papers for such venues as Noûs, Philosophical Studies, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Cognition, Bioethics, Journal of Research in Personality, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and the Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy. Doris has been awarded fellowships from Michigan’s Institute for the Humanities, Princeton’s University Center for Human Values, the National Humanities Center, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the National Endowment for the Humanities (three times), and is a winner of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology’s Stanton Prize.

He authored Lack of Character: Personality and Moral Behavior (Cambridge, 2002) and Talking to Our Selves: Reflection, Ignorance, and Agency (Oxford 2015). With his colleagues in the Moral Psychology Research Group, he edited The Moral Psychology Handbook (Oxford, 2010). He is presently beginning a collection of his papers, Character Trouble: Undisciplined Essays on Persons and Circumstance, for Oxford University Press. At Washington University, Doris’ pedagogy has been recognized with an Outstanding Mentor Award from the Graduate Student Senate and the David Hadas Teaching Award for excellence in the instruction of first year undergraduates.
 

Books

Doris, J. M. forthcoming. Character Trouble: Undisciplined Essays on Persons and Circumstance. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Doris, J. M. 2015. Talking to Our Selves: Reflection, Ignorance, and Agency. Oxford: Oxford University Press

The book can be purchased here or here.

Doris, J. M., and The Moral Psychology Research Group (eds.). 2010. The Moral Psychology Handbook. Oxford: Oxford University Press

The book can be purchased here or here.

Doris, J. M. 2002. Lack of Character: Personality and Moral Behavior. New York: Cambridge University Press

The book can be purchased here or here.

For a review of The Moral Psychology Handbook, see: ndpr.nd.edu/news/24704-the-moral-psychology-handbook.

For a review of Lack of Character, see: ndpr.nd.edu/news/23601-lack-of-character-personality-and-moral-behavior.

For a bibliography including papers that address the arguments in Lack of Character, see: philpapers.org/browse/skepticism-about-character.

 

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Curriculum Vitae

For a pdf file with the curriculum see this file.

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Teaching, Washington University in St. Louis:

Introduction to the Mind/Brain; Introduction to Philosophy; Introduction to Cognitive Science; Seminar in Value Theory: Empirical Perspectives on Responsibility; Proseminar: The Self; Biomedical Ethics; Wilderness Studies; Mind and Morals; Seminar in Ethics: The Self; Senior Seminar: What Good is College?; Senior Seminar: The Moral Psychology of Character; Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology Dissertation Seminar

Teaching, University of California, Santa Cruz:

Introduction to Ancient Philosophy; Introduction to Ethical Theory; Health Care Ethics; Epistemology and Cognition; Wilderness Studies; Social and Political Philosophy; Seminar: Topics in Moral Psychology; Seminar: Psychopathology and Freedom; Seminar: War Crimes; Seminar: Free Will; Seminar: Advanced Value Theory (Recent Work in Metaethics)

Teaching, University of Michigan:

Biomedical Ethics; Honors Introduction to Philosophy; Introduction to Philosophy; Informal Logic and Critical Thinking

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Contact

e-mail: jdoris@artsci.wustl.edu

phone: 314.601.5450

office: Wilson Hall, Room. 210

Moral Psychology Research Group: moralpsychology.net

Washington University personal webiste: philosophy.artsci.wustl.edu/people/John_Doris

Washington University PNP department: pnp.artsci.wustl.edu

Washington University philosophy department: philosophy.artsci.wustl.edu

 
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