Our third New Directions Fellow will be Dylan Murray. He will use the fellowship to take graduate courses in sociology, under the guidance of David Harding, an expert on urban inequality and poverty. Murray hopes to bring empirical work in sociology to bear on his philosophical work on moral responsibility and blameworthiness. As he notes, although many philosophers have argued about the extent to which culture and socialization can affect moral responsibility, their arguments are typically light on the empirical details. He sees great potential for productive interchange between philosophers and sociologists working on similar issues.
April 25, 2016