Pamela Hieronymi

My research sits at the intersection of many different subfields: ethics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of action, and the lively discussion of moral responsibility and free will.  My work has largely focused on the agency we exercise over our own attitudes, in particular, over our beliefs and intentions.  This interest grew from my interest in the active/passive distinction, on one side, and, on the other, an interest in moral motivation and moral responsibility.  I am currently working on a manuscript, Minds that Matter, that takes up traditional problems about free will and moral responsibility and argues that they can be avoided.  See “Works in Progress” for a description.

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