Research and personal page
I am an assistant professor of philosophy at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition to philosophy, I enjoy fishing. I formerly played hockey. I have acquired three happy cats. I can be reached at kevin.michael.morris AT gmail.com.
My philpapers page.
My faculty page at Tulane.
I received my PhD from Brown University in 2011. Much of my research has focused on the metaphysics of materialism ("physicalism"). My dissertation addressed two issues in this area: (1) the debate over a priori versus a posteriori physicalism, and (2) the concept of physical realization. My conclusions, which I continue to endorse, were that (a) there are no compelling reasons to endorse a priori physicalism and (a) no concept of realization has been developed that is suitable for characterizing a position that is both physicalist and nonreductive.
My current research and writing is focused on topics such as the following:
I was faculty advisor for the Tulane Philosophy Club (here) from 2012-2016.
While at Tulane, I've taught advanced symbolic logic and courses in elementary symbolic logic, philosophy of mind, and analytic philosophy. My seminar topics have included: causation and properties; physicalism; language and reality; dependence and relations; phenomenalism, panpsychism, and neutral monism.