Eric Schwitzgebel

EricSchwitzgebel

Title

Professor of Philosophy

Contact Information

HMNSS 3208
951-827-4288
eric.schwitzgebel@ucr.edu

Education

Ph.D., UC Berkeley, 1997

Areas of Interest

Connections between empirical psychology and philosophy of mind, especially the nature of belief, the inaccuracy of our judgments about our stream of conscious experience, and the tenuous relationship between philosophical ethics and actual moral behavior.

Profile

Most of Professor Schwitzgebel’s research explores connections between empirical psychology and philosophy of mind, especially the nature of belief, the inaccuracy of our judgments about our stream of conscious experience, and the tenuous relationship between philosophical ethics and actual moral behavior. His most recent book is A Theory of Jerks and Other Philosophical Misadventures (2019). He also works on classical Chinese philosophy and philosophical science fiction.

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