Matthew Heeney

For the 2020–21 academic year, I will serve as Core Lecturer in Contemporary Civilization, based in Columbia University's Department of Philosophy.

My research sits at the intersection of the Philosophy of Action, the Philosophy of Mind, and Ethics. I am especially interested in the interconnections between reasoning (inferring to a conclusion), intentional agency, and moral responsibility. This is a theme of my dissertation, Agency and the Attitudes: Responsibility Through Reasoning. You can read more on the Research page.

I received my PhD (2020) in Philosophy from Columbia University in the City of New York. Before coming to Columbia to commence my doctoral studies, I received an MA (2012) from San Francisco State University and a BA (2008) from the University of California, Los Angeles (all in Philosophy).