Matthew Braich

About Me

I'm a Ph.D. candidate in philosophy at the University of California, San Diego. I work primarily on moral psychology, philosophy of action, and metaethics. I also have broader interests in philosophy of mind and normative ethics.

My dissertation, Agency and Deliberation, develops an empirically informed account of human agency, with an emphasis on the role that reflection can (and cannot) play in our practical lives.

I grew up in Arizona and received a B.A. in philosophy and English at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR. After graduating, I went to the University of California, Riverside, where I received an M.A. in philosophy. Outside of philosophy, I enjoy going to local coffee shops, bars, restaurants, and the occasional Padres game.

You can contact me at mmbraich at ucsd dot edu