J. David Velleman
Professor of Philosophy , Bioethics ; Director of Undergraduate Studies
Ph.D., Princeton, 1983
Areas of Research/Interest:
ethics, moral psychology
J. DAVID VELLEMAN (Ph.D., Princeton, 1983), Professor of Philosophy and Bioethics. Professor Velleman's work in the philosophy of action includes the book Practical Reflection (reprinted 2007, CSLI Publications) and a collection of papers, The Possibility of Practical Reason (open-access second edition 2015, Maize Books). His papers on the self are collected in Self to Self (Cambridge 2006). His work on the foundations of morality comprises two monographs: How We Get Along (Cambridge 2009) and Foundations for Moral Relativism (open-access second edition 2015, Open Book Publishers). His papers in bioethics are collected in Beyond Price (open-access edition, Open Book Publishers 2015). His book Konrad Morgen: the Conscience of a Nazi Judge (Palgrave Macmillan 2015), co-authored with Herlinde Pauer-Studer, is a work of empirical moral psychology using the historical rather than experimental method. Velleman has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Guggenheim Foundation, and he is a founding co-Editor of Philosophers' Imprint.