Walter Sinnott- ArmstrongBiography and Publications
WALTER SINNOT-ARMSTRONG is Chauncey Stillman Professor of Practical Ethics in the Department of Philosophy at Duke University. He is affiliated with theDuke Institute for Brain Sciences, the Duke Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, and the Duke Center for Interdisciplinary Decision Sciences. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and his doctorate from Yale University.
He has published widely on ethics (theoretical and applied as well as meta-ethics), empirical moral psychology and neuroscience, philosophy of law, epistemology, philosophy of religion, and informal logic. Most recently, he is the author of Morality Without God?and Moral Skepticisms as well as editor of Moral Psychology, volumes I-III. His articles have appeared in a variety of philosophical, scientific, and popular journals and collections.
His current work is on moral psychology and brain science as well as uses of neuroscience in legal systems. He is also working on a book that will develop a contrastivist view of freedom and responsibility.
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