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Brian D. Earp

Cognitive scientist and philosopher

I am a Research Fellow in the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford, and am currently finishing up my Ph.D. in psychology and philosophy at Yale. One way I bring these topics together is by studying issues in the philosophy of science as they relate to psychology as a discipline. In particular I focus on questions about replication and reproducibility: How do we know which published findings are trustworthy, and how do we publish trustworthy findings? Other aspects of my work touch on moral psychology, where I conduct empirical studies to map the contours of people’s normative intuitions, as well as more theoretical work in moral philosophy and bioethics. In bioethics I focus primarily on questions about bodily integrity, personal identity, sex and sexuality, and gender equality.

I am a big proponent of public understanding of science and engagement with real-world practical ethics. So, I often do podcast interviews and write for popular magazines, including Newsweek, The Atlantic, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Aeon, and The Huffington Post. In my past life, I was a professional actor and singer.

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