Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
Professor
Philosophy
Duke University

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong is the Chauncey Stillman Professor in Practical Ethics in the Department of Philosophy and the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. He has served as the co-director of the MacArthur Law and Neuroscience Project and co-investigator at the Oxford Centre for Neuroethics. He has worked on ethics (theoretical, applied, and empirical), philosophy of law, epistemology, philosophy of religion, and informal logic. Sinnott-Armstrong is the author of Morality Without God? and Moral Skepticisms and editor of Moral Psychology, volumes I-III. His articles have appeared in a variety of philosophical, scientific, and popular journals and collections. He has received fellowships from the Harvard Program in Ethics and the Professions, the Princeton Center for Human Values, the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, the Center for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the Australian National University, and the Sage Center for the Study of the Mind at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Sinnott-Armstrong earned his bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and his doctorate from Yale University. His current work is on moral psychology and brain science as well as the uses of neuroscience in legal systems.

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Contrastivism #5 (Knowledge)

In this Wireless Philosophy video, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Duke University) introduces a new approach to knowledge: contrastivism. At odds with traditional philosophical approaches to knowledge, contrastive knowledge holds that knowledge statements are true only relative to a set of releva

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Contrastivism #4 (Skepticism)
PHILOSOPHY - Language: Contrastivism #4 (Skepticism)
Contrastivism #3 (Cuasation)
PHILOSOPHY - Language: Contrastivism #3 (Causation)
Contrastivism #2 (Free Will)
PHILOSOPHY - Language: Contrastivism #2 (Free Will)
Contrastivism #1 (Introduction)
PHILOSOPHY - Language: Contrastivism
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