Aaron Zimmerman

Aaron Zimmerman
Faculty Undergraduate Advisor
Associate Professor of Philosphy

Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday 2-3 p.m. & by appointment

Office Location

South Hall 5707

Specialization

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Epistemology
  • Action Theory
  • Moral Psychology

Education

  • PhD, Cornell University

Research

My research is focused on the intersection between thought, language and reason. I also write on and teach David Hume’s philosophical work.

Publications

Books

  1. Moral Epistemology. Routledge, 2010 .

Articles

  1. Mikhail’s Naturalized Moral Rationalism, Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies ( 2013 ) doi: 10.1093/jrls/jls016
  2. “Introspection, Explanation and Perceptual Experience: Resisting Metaphysical Disjunctivism,” in D. Smithies and D. Stoljar (eds.) Introspection, Oxford University Press ( 2012 ), pages 353–80.
  3. “Moral Skepticism,” International Encyclopedia of Ethics, Hugh LaFolette (ed), Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell ( 2011 ).
  4. Practical Interests, Relevant Alternatives, and Knowledge Attributions,” (with Josh May, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, and Jay Hull) Review of Philosophy and Psychology (formerly European Review of Philosophy ), Special Issue: Psychology and Experimental Philosophy (Part I), Guest Editors: E. Machery, T. Lombrozo & J. Knobe, Vol. 1, No. 2 ( 2010 ), pages 265–273.
  5. “A Conflict in Common Sense Moral Psychology,” Utilitas, Vol. 21, No. 4. ( 2009 ).
  6. “Self-Knowledge: Rationalism v. Empiricism,” Philosophy Compass, 32 ( 2008 ), pages 325–352.
  7. “Hume’s Reasons,” Hume Studies, Vol. 33, No. 2 ( 2007 ), pages 211–256.
  8. “The Nature of Belief,” Journal of Consciousness Studies, Vol. 14, No. 11 ( 2007 ), pages 61–82.
  9. “Against Relativism,” Philosophical Studies, Vol. 133 ( 2007 ), pages 313–348
  10. “Self-Verification and the Content of Thought,” Synthese, Vol. 149 ( 2006 ), pages 59–75.
  11. “Putting Extrospection to Rest,” Philosophical Quarterly, 55 (October 2005), pages 658–66
  12. “Basic Self-Knowledge: Answering Peacocke’s Criticisms of Constitutivism,” Philosophical Studies, Vol. 128 ( 2006 ), pages 337–379.
  13. “Unnatural Access,” Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 54, No. 216 ( 2004 ), pages 435–438.

Reviews

  1. Review of Mark Richard’s When Truth Gives Out (Oxford University Press, 2008) for Mind (forthcoming).
  2. Review of Jennifer Lackey’s Learning from Words: Testimony as a Source of Knowledge (Oxford University Press, 2008) for Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews ( 2008 ).
  3. Review of Paul Boghossian’s Fear of Knowledge (Clarendon Press, 2006) for Ars Disputandi, Vol. 7 ( 2007 ).
  4. Review of Maria Baghramian’s Relativism (Routledge, 2004) for Ars Disputandi, Vol. 6 ( 2006 ).