Using the method of experimental philosophy, Nina Strohminger (Yale University) and Shaun Nichols (University of Arizona) compare philosophical and everyday answers to the question “Which aspect of the self is most essential for personal identity?”
Personal Identity (The Essential Moral Self)
I am from Baltimore, proud home of Edgar Allan Poe, H.L. Mencken, John Waters, and Ta-Nehisi Coates. To read more about how Baltimore influenced my intellectual development, you may want to read my dissertation acknowledgments.
I am an Assistant Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
My research brings psychological insights to the burgeoning field of empirical business ethics. I have conducted research on a wide variety of topics, including judgment and decision making, moral cognition, identity and the self, emotions, and fashion.
I work in philosophy of cognitive science. Most of my research concerns the psychological foundations of philosophical thought. Recently I’ve been drawing on learning theory to try to understand how people acquire philosophically significant concepts and distinctions, especially in the domain of morality.