John Doris

​Professor of Philosophy and Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology
PhD, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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Professor Doris works at the intersection of cognitive science, moral psychology, and philosophical ethics. His 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.

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Talking to Our Selves: Reflection, Ignorance, and Agency

Talking to Our Selves: Reflection, Ignorance, and Agency

The unconscious, according to contemporary psychology, determines much of our lives: very often, we don't know why we do what we do, or even exactly what we are doing. This realization undermines the philosophical-and common sense-picture of human beings as rational, responsible, agents whose behavior is ordered by their deliberations and decisions. Drawing on the latest scientific psychology and philosophical ethics, Talking to Our Selves develops a philosophically viable theory of agency and moral responsibility that fully accounts for the unsettling challenges posed by the sciences of mind.