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Benjamin Rossi
  • 2029-2020 CEPA Faculty Fellow


Benjamin Rossi is a 2019-2020 Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Faculty Fellow at the Murphy Insitute. He previously taught philosophy at the University of Cincinnati, Miami University, University of Texas at El Paso, Holy Cross College, and the University of Notre Dame. He specializes in ethics, with a particular focus on meta-normativity, with additional interests in the philosophy of law, free will and moral responsibility, the ethics of blame, and political philosophy.  He received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in 2018; his dissertation, co-directed by Robert Audi and Ted Warfield, examines desire-based theories of practical reasons. His publications have appeared in leading venues including Law and PhilosophyEthical Theory and Moral Practice, and the Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy

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