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Victoria McGeer, Princeton University
Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Faculty Seminar
Stibbs Room, LBC
Reception to follow.
About the Speaker
Victoria McGeer is a Research Scholar at the University Center for Human Values and a tenured Lecturer in Philosophy at Princeton University. In 1993, as an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University, she won the Royal Society of Canada’s Alice Wilson Award for postdoctoral research. With support from the Canadian government, she took special research leave to explore how developmental questions affect theoretical work in philosophy of mind and moral psychology, and she spent two years at the lab of developmental psychologist Alison Gopnik at the University of California, Berkeley. After leaving Vanderbilt in 1998 to pursue an interdisciplinary research program on the development of social cognition and its disorders, she became a senior member of the McDonnell Project in Philosophy and the Neurosciences in 2001. She has published a number of papers in prestigious journals that reflect her wide range of interests, encompassing topics in moral psychology, the development of agential capacities and impairments (focusing especially on autism), responsibility, the nature of folk-psychological explanation, problems of self-knowledge, and the metaphysics of mind.