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College of Arts and Sciences

Shaun Nichols

Professor, Philosophy

 Shaun Nichols

Academic focus:

Moral psychology, cognitive science, experimental philosophy

Current research project:

Developing an account of how people acquire moral rules, based on principles of statistical learning

Previous positions:

  • Professor, Philosophy, University of Arizona, 2006-2019
  • Professor, Philosophy, University of Utah, 2004-2006
  • Associate Professor, Philosophy, College of Charleston, 1998-2004
  • Assistant Professor, Philosophy, College of Charleston, 1992-1998

Academic background:

  • Ph.D., Philosophy, Rutgers University, 1992
  • B.A., Philosophy, Stanford University, 1986

Last book read:

“Scienceblind” by Andrew Shtulman

In your own time/when not working:

Mountain biking, listening to music, hanging out

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:

Introduction to Philosophy, Moral Psychology 

What most excites you about Cornell:

The prospect of collaborating on topics in moral psychology with faculty and students