John M. Doris

Professor of Philosophy

Washington University

John M. Doris is Professor in the Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology Program and Philosophy Department, Washington University in St. Louis. Before coming to Washington University, he taught at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and the University of California, Santa Cruz. His B.A. is from Cornell University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Doris works at the intersection of psychology, cognitive science, and philosophical ethics, and has authored or co-authored papers in this region for such venues as Noûs, Bioethics, Cognition, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Analysis, Philosophical Studies, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Midwest Studies in Philosophy, The Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Philosophical Perspectives, and the Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy. His book Lack of Character (2002) argues that experimental social psychology problematizes familiar conceptions of moral personality. Much of his current research is in collaboration with colleagues from the Moral Psychology Research Group, and involves both theoretical and empirical research on moral responsibility, evaluative diversity, psychopathology, and rationality. Doris has been awarded fellowships from Michigan’s Institute for the Humanities, Princeton’s University Center for Human Values, the National Humanities Center, the American Council of Learned Societies, and (three times) the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 2007, he was awarded the Society for Philosophy and Psychology’s Stanton Prize for interdisciplinary research in philosophy and psychology. For the 2008-9 academic year, Doris was an Autonomy-Singularity-Creativity Fellow at the National Humanities Center, where he worked on his book, A Natural History of the Self, which will appear with Oxford University Press.