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Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Chauncey Stillman Distinguished Professor of Practical Ethics and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Chauncey Stillman Professor in Practical Ethics of Kenan Institute for Ethics and Member of Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and Faculty Network Member of Duke Institute for Brain Sciences and Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
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Teaching (Spring 2020):

  • Neurosci 267.01, Neuroethics Synopsis
    Perkins 071, MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
  • Phil 590s.02, Special fields seminar (top) Synopsis
    West duke 09e, F 07:30 PM-10:00 PM

Ph.D.Yale University1982
A.B.Amherst College1977
Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • Aaron J Ancell
  • Susanne Meyer
  • Gordon Steenbergen
  • Whitney Kane
  • David L. Barack
Postdocs Mentored

  • Nina Strohminger (2013/11-present)
  • Jesse Summers (2013/11-present)
  • Jana Schaich Borg (2013/11-present)
  • Tommaso Bruni (2013/11-present)
  • Devin Singh (2013/11-present)
Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. Ancell, AJ; Sinnott-Armstrong, W (2019). The need for feasible compromises on conscientious objection: response to Card.. Journal of Medical Ethics, 45(8), 560-561. [doi]  [abs]
  2. Harris, AA; Romer, AL; Hanna, EK; Keeling, LA; LaBar, KS; Sinnott-Armstrong, W; Strauman, TJ; Wagner, HR; Marcus, MD; Zucker, NL (2019). The central role of disgust in disorders of food avoidance.. Int J Eat Disord, 52(5), 543-553. [doi]  [abs]
  3. Murray, S; Murray, ED; Stewart, G; Sinnott-Armstrong, W; De Brigard, F (2019). Responsibility for forgetting. Philosophical Studies, 176(5), 1177-1201. [doi]  [abs]
  4. Henne, P; Semler, J; Chituc, V; De Brigard, F; Sinnott-Armstrong, W (2019). Against Some Recent Arguments for ‘Ought’ Implies ‘Can’: Reasons, Deliberation, Trying, and Furniture. Philosophia, 47(1), 131-139. [doi]  [abs]
  5. Stanley, ML; Yin, S; Sinnott-Armstrong, W (2019). A reason-based explanation for moral dumbfounding. Judgment and Decision Making, 14(2), 120-129.  [abs]

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