Ben Mitchell-Yellin

BenPost-Doc with the Immortality Project

Contact Information:


Ph.D., University of California, Riverside

M.A. [Philosophy], Boston College

B.A. [Creative Writing & Literature] University of Michigan

Areas of Interest:

Ethics; Philosophy of Action


Ben is currently developing work from his dissertation focusing on identifying different conceptions of what is fundamental to human agency and how they factor into debates in moral theory about the correct account of right and wrong and debates in agency theory about the correct accounts of self-governance and moral responsibility. He is also developing an account of self-governed action as grounded in one’s evaluative commitments. He is particularly interested in showing that the account can make sense of weak-willed actions and the importance of the emotions. He has recently taught Ethics and the Meaning of Life and the Philosophy of Law. Visit Ben’s website.