I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Iona College, where I also co-run the Neuroscience program. From 2017-2018 I was a Visiting Assistant Professor for the Scientific and Philosophical Studies of Mind Program at Franklin and Marshall College. From 2015-2017 I was a Lecturer in Philosophy at King's College London. From 2014-2015 I was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Alabama. My research interests include philosophy of cognitive science (especially neuroscience and AI), philosophy of mind, metaphysics (especially free will), and bioethics (including neuroethics and medical ethics).
Robyn Repko Waller
Department of Philosophy
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Upcoming workshops/talks/seminars/engagements for 2021/2022:
For my appearance on The Free Will Show podcast to discuss science of free will in August 2021, see here.
"Naturalistic Paradigms of Agency" (with Elisabeth Parés-Pujolràs), Early Career Joint Talk Series, Neurophilosophy of Free Will Research Group (September 2021). Watch it here.
In October 2021, "The Case for Classical Compatibilism: Manipulation and Perspectival Judgments", Philosophy Department Colloquium, University of Delaware.
In January 2022, Commenter, Eastern American Philosophical Association Meeting.
Panelist on the State of Agency Research, Brains Blog (Date of release TBD)
For my recent interview on the neuroscience of free will on the Beautiful Minds blog in Scientific American, see here.
For ongoing posts at 3 Quarks Daily on free will and ethics (as applied to the pandemic, parenting, politics, and algorithmic nudging), see here.
"Neuroscience of Meaningful Agency," The Metaphysical Society, Trinity College, Dublin (February 2021)
"The Machine Mind: Beyond Transparent Biases" (with Russell L. Waller), NYU Bioethics Workshop (November 2020)
Also Kinds of Intelligence 3: Cognitive Science Beyond the Human, Cambridge, UK (June 2021)
"Agency During Sleep Deprivation: Neurological Underpinnings and Philosophical Implications", Society for Philosophy and Psychology annual meeting, poster, Princeton (June 2021)
In April 2020, Comments on C. E. Franklin's A Minimal Libertarianism: Free Will and the Promise of Reduction, Book symposium, American Philosophical Association Meeting, Pacific Division, San Francisco (cancelled due to COVID-19)
"A Case for Classical Compatibilism", Visiting Speaker Colloquium series, Department of Philosophy, Marist College (November 2019)
In August 2019 I co-organized and spoke at the workshop "Localizing Representations using Neuroimaging" at Stanford University.
In July 2019, I was a Visiting Collaborative Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy, University of London. While in the UK I presented at the following:
"Agency during Sleep Deprivation: Neurological Underpinnings and Philosophical Implications"
Institute of Philosophy, University of London
Pre-conference workshop, Actions: The Mental and the Bodily Conference, University of Warwick
"Disorders of Agency: Bridging Philosophical Theories of Control and Mechanisms of Psychotherapy"
Open Sessions, Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and Mind Association
Discussant-at-large, Actions: The Mental and Bodily Conference, University of Warwick
Visitor, Action and Body Lab, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London
"Weakness of Will: The Paradigm and the 'Borderline'", Symposium on Weakness of Will, Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Vancouver, BC (April 2019)
"Manipulation, Compatibilism, and Perspectival Judgments", Group Session on Keith Lehrer on Free Will, Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Vancouver, BC (April 2019)
"Agency under Sleep Deprivation: Neurological Underpinnings and Philosophical Implications", Cognitive Science speaker series, CUNY Graduate Center, April 2019
In May and June 2018 I was a Fellow in the Summer Seminars in Neuroscience and Philosophy program at Duke University.