Neuro Philosophy of Freewill - team
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Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Ph.D.

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Ph.D.

Research interest: Walter Sinnott-Armstrong is Chauncey Stillman Professor of Practical Ethics in the Department of Philosophy and the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. He holds secondary appointments in Duke’s Law School, Institute for Brain Science, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, and Centers for Cognitive Neuroscience and Interdisciplinary Decision Sciences. He served as co-director of the MacArthur Foundation Project on Law and Neuroscience and now co-directs Summer Seminars on Neuroscience and Philosophy. He has published widely on ethics, empirical moral psychology and neuroscience, epistemology, informal logic, and philosophy of law, religion, and psychiatry. His current work focuses on moral psychology and brain science, and he is writing a book on freedom and moral responsibility in light of neuroscience.

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