Adina L. Roskies

The Helman Family Distinguished Professor
Professor of Philosophy
Chair, Cognitive Science Program
Affiliate, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Adina Roskies is The Helman Family Distinguished Professor at Dartmouth College, Professor of Philosophy and chair of the Cognitive Science Program at Dartmouth College. She is affiliated faculty with Psychological and Brain Sciences. She received a Ph.D from the University of California, San Diego in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science in 1995, a Ph.D. from MIT in philosophy in 2004, and an M.S.L. from Yale Law School in 2014. Prior to her work in philosophy she held a postdoctoral fellowship in cognitive neuroimaging at Washington University with Steven Petersen and Marcus Raichle and was Senior Editor of the neuroscience journal Neuron. Dr. Roskies’ philosophical research interests lie at the intersection of philosophy and neuroscience, and include philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and ethics. She was a member of the McDonnell Project in Neurophilosophy, and the MacArthur Law and Neuroscience Project. Awards include the William James Prize and the Stanton Prize, awarded by the Society of Philosophy and Psychology, a Mellon New Directions Fellowship, and the Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellowship from the Princeton University Center for Human Values. She is coauthor of a book with Stephen Morse, A Primer on Criminal Law and Neuroscience.

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Department(s): 
Center for Social Brain Sciences
Cognitive Science
Linguistics
Philosophy
Psychological and Brain Sciences
Education: 
Ph.D. University of California at San Diego
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.S.L. Yale Law School
M.A. University of California at San Diego
M.S. University of California at San Diego
B.A. Yale University

Selected Publications

Roskies, A.L. (2015) “Davidson on believers: Can nonlinguistic creatures have propositional attitudes?” Open-MIND; www.open-mind.net.; http://open-mind.net/papers/davidson-on-believers-can-non-linguistic-cre....

Morse, S.J. and A. L. Roskies (2013) A Primer on Criminal Law and Neuroscience. Oxford University Press: New York. 

Roskies, A.L. (2012) “Don’t panic: On being a causa sui” Philosophical Perspectives, 26:323-342.

Roskies, A.L. (2015) “Agency and intervention”  Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 370 20140215; DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2014.0215. 

Roskies, A.L. (2010) “’That’ response won’t work: Against a demonstrative defense of conceptualism” Nous, 44: 112-134.

Roskies, A.L. (2010) “Saving Subtraction: A reply to Van Orden and Paap” British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 61:635-665.

Roskies, A.L. and S. Nichols (2008) “Bringing moral responsibility down to earth” Journal of Philosophy, 105: 371-388.

Roskies, A.L. “Are ethical judgments intrinsically motivational? Lessons from acquired sociopathy,” Philosophical Psychology , 16 (2003) 51-66.

Roskies, A.L. “Neuroethics for the New Millenium,” Neuron , 35 (2002) 21-23.

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Works in progress

Neuroethics and freedom of the will; a philosophical analysis of neuroimaging; concepts and nonconceptual content; moral psychology and motivation