contact: joshua.shepherd@philosophy.ox.ac.uk


A bit about me: I studied journalism in undergrad. For a time, I was a journalist for a family-owned daily newspaper in Vicksburg, MS. I did a few other things before entering grad school in philosophy in my mid-20s. I got an M.A. at Colorado State: a fantastic place. I then went to Florida State for a Ph.D., where it was my distinct honour to study with Al Mele and others. I wrote on control over action and on consciousness, and on how they come together (and how they do not). When I finished there I took a post-doc at Oxford, at the Centre for Neuroethics, which is with the Faculty of Philosophy. I'm still at Oxford, but now I'm on a Wellcome Trust Research Fellowship, at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. I'm also on a Junior Research Fellowship at Jesus College.

I work on issues in the philosophy of mind and ethics. I'm writing two books. One is on the nature of agency. A second is on the moral significance of consciousness. If you would like a better sense of the kind of work I do, you could read some of my papers. You could also ask me or e-mail me, but I am likely to misrepresent myself.