Positions

Overview

  • Most of my research is at the intersection of ethics and science (e.g. neuroethics). I’m especially interested in how we know right from wrong, despite fervent disagreements about contemporary moral issues. Ultimately, I aim to better understand how we can improve the acquisition and exercise of virtue. I develop my position on some of these issues in my book, Regard for Reason in the Moral Mind (Oxford University Press).

    Recent articles of mine have appeared in the Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Cognition, Journal of Medical Ethics, Philosophical Studies, Synthese, and the Southern Journal of Philosophy (the Spindel Supplement’s Emerging Scholar Prize essay).
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2017 The means/side-effect distinction in moral cognition: A meta-analysisCognition.  166:314-327. 2017
    2016 Emotional reactions to human reproductive cloningJournal of Medical Ethics.  42:26-30. 2016
    2014 Moral Judgment and Deontology: Empirical DevelopmentsPhilosophy Compass.  9:745-755. 2014
    2014 Does Belief in Dualism Protect Against Maladaptive Psychosocial Responses to Deep Brain Stimulation? An Empirical ExplorationAJOB Neuroscience.  5:40-42. 2014
    2014 On the very concept of free willSynthese.  191:2849-2866. 2014
    2014 Does Disgust Influence Moral Judgment?Australasian Journal of Philosophy.  92:125-141. 2014
    2013 Because I Believe It’s the Right Thing to DoEthical Theory and Moral Practice.  16:791-808. 2013
    2013 Skeptical hypotheses and moral skepticismCanadian Journal of Philosophy.  43:341-359. 2013
    2012 What in the world is weakness of will?Philosophical Studies.  157:341-360. 2012
    2011 EGOISM, EMPATHY, AND SELF-OTHER MERGINGSouthern Journal of Philosophy.  49:25-39. 2011
    2011 Relational Desires and Empirical Evidence against Psychological EgoismEuropean Journal of Philosophy.  19:39-58. 2011
    2010 Practical Interests, Relevant Alternatives, and Knowledge Attributions: an Empirical StudyReview of Philosophy and Psychology.  1:265-273. 2010

    Teaching Activities

  • PHL100 - Intro to Philosophy (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • PHL402 - Neuroethics (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PHL315 - Ethics: Good/Evil (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PHL100 - Intro to Philosophy (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • PHL100 - Intro to Philosophy (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • PHL402 - Neuroethics (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • PHL499 - Directed Studies - RES (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • PHL315 - Ethics: Good/Evil (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • PHL498 - Philosophy Internship (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PHL402 - Neuroethics (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • PHL315 - Ethics: Good/Evil (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • PHL292 - Topics in Philosophy (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • PHL492 - Philosophy Seminar (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • PHL315 - Ethics: Good/Evil (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • PHL499 - Directed Studies - RES (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • PHL292 - Topics in Philosophy (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • PHL492 - Philosophy Seminar (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • PHL315 - Ethics: Good/Evil (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • PHL499 - Directed Studies - RES (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • PHL115 - Contemporary Moral Issues (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • PHL115 - Contemporary Moral Issues (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • PHL100 - Intro to Philosophy (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • PHL100 - Intro to Philosophy (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • PHL315 - Ethics: Good/Evil (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • Education And Training

    Full Name

  • Joshua May