Sam Murray

Wake Forest University, BA 2012

Fall 2017-Spring 2018: I'm a research fellow at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá. I'm working with Santiago Amaya and Juan Pablo Bermúdez on vigilance, action, and self-control.

Fall 2017-Spring 2018: Kristina Krasich (psychology, Notre Dame) and I will be SSNAP fellows (Duke University) for the next academic year. We will be working on the relationship between mind-wandering and prospective memory. In particular, we want to know what sort of impact mind-wandering has on goal maintenance. We're also collaborating with Rob Blakey (criminology, Oxford University) and Zac Irving (philosophy, University of Virginia) to study folk judgments of culpability for the onset, maintenance, and content of mind wandering.

Fall 2016: I began graduate work in the philosophy department at Notre Dame.

Spring 2016: I was a visiting fellow at Walter Sinnott-Armstrong's Moral Attitudes and Decision-Making Lab (MADLab) and Felipe de Brigard's Imagination and Modal Cognition Lab at Duke University. 

Fall 2015: I was a research assistant in the neurobiology department at Stanford University. I was working on a grant through Florida State (Philosophy and Science of Self-Control) with Manuel Vargas (UCSD) on responsibility for unwitting omissions.

Before that, I was a graduate student at Saint Louis University in the philosophy department.

I work on issues at the intersection of the metaphysics of moral responsibility, action theory, moral psychology and cognitive neuroscience. I also have an interest in Medieval and Early Modern theories of moral psychology, agency and free action.

Research Interests

Philosophy of Mind
Cognitive Neuroscience
Moral Psychology