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PCT12: Moral Psychology


Our working group's goal is to bring together philosophers whose work focuses on the complex relations between values and mind for fruitful interaction and discussion. We are open to traditional as well as empirical approaches to the subject.

Open to New People

Active since: 2018

  • Cornell University
  • University of Rochester
  • Le Moyne College
  • Union College

Collaborative Goals

We aimed to advance scholarly discussion of several topics in moral psychology. To this end, we hosted a workshop to discuss four papers and a lecture for students, faculty, and members of the public. The four papers were: 1) "Untethered Pain" by Alycia LaGuardia-LoBianco (Grand Valley State University), 2) "Fitting Partiality and Selflessness Together" by Austen McDougal (Princeton, UCHV), 3) "Does Friendship Require the Fulfillment of Friendship Duties?" by Yiran Hua (Brown University), and 4) "Knowing Our Character" by Jared Peterson (SUNY Oswego). The public lecture was entitled "Falling Short and Becoming a Better Person: Insights from Psychology, Philosophy, and Christianity", and it was delivered by Dr. Christian Miller of Wake Forest University.

Group Organizers

Irene Liu

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Le Moyne College

John Doris

Peter L. Dyson Professor of Ethics in Organizations and Life in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, SC Johnson College of Business and Professor in the Sage School of Philosophy, Cornell University

John Monteleone

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Le Moyne College

Joseph Spino

McNeil Assistant Professor of Applied Ethics, Le Moyne College

Marianna Bergamaschi Ganapini

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Union College

Randall Curren

Professor, Philosophy, University of Rochester

Group Members

  • Ben Bradley, Philosophy faculty, Syracuse University
  • Hille Paikunnianen, Philosophy faculty, Syracuse University
  • Karin Nisenbaum, Philosophy faculty, Syracuse University
  • Sieun Park, Education grad, Rochester University
  • Michael Milhim, Philosophy grad, Cornell University
  • David Connelly, Philosophy faculty, Cayuga Community College
  • Jared Peterson, Philosophy faculty, SUNY Oswego
  • Yiran Hua, Philosophy grad, Brown University
  • Austen McDougal, Philosophy Postdoc, Princeton UCHV
  • Alycia LaGuardia-LoBianco, Philosophy faculty, Grand Valley State University


5th Annual CNY Moral Psychology Workshop

Nov. 3, 2023, 11:30 a.m.

4th CNY Moral Psychology Workshop

Dec. 2, 2022, 11:30 a.m.

2021 CNY Moral Psychology Workshop

Dec. 4, 2021, 1 p.m.