New Faculty: David Shoemaker

David Shoemaker

Professor, Sage School of Philosophy

Academic focus:
Moral philosophy, moral psychology, agency and responsibility

Current research project: 
A book called “Wisecracks: Humor and Morality in Interpersonal Life”

Previous positions:

  • Professor, Department of Philosophy & Murphy Institute of Political Economy, Tulane University, 2009-2021
  • Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Bowling Green State University, 2004-2009
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, California State University, Northridge, 2000-2004

Academic background:

  • Ph.D. Philosophy, University of California, Irvine, 1996
  • M.A., Philosophy, University of California, Irvine, 1993
  • B.A., Houghton College, 1985

Last book read:
“Exhalation” by Ted Chiang

In your own time/when not working:
Writing music, hiking, swimming, poker

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:
Humor and Morality (grad seminar, Spring 2022)

What most excites you about Cornell:
Working with the strongest moral psychology colleagues in the world

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