Nina Van Rooy

Hi! I'm a third-year Philosophy PhD student at Duke. I received my MA in Philosophy from King’s College London, where I wrote a dissertation in philosophy of science on resolving the stalemate between proponents of reductionism and multiple realisability.

I'm interested in many different areas of philosophy, but my main research interests lie within general philosophy of science, and philosophy of mind and cognitive neuroscience. I am a member of the Imagination and Modal Cognition lab and the Moral Attitudes and Decisions lab. I'm also interested in animal and environmental ethics.

I work as a specialist philosophy teacher with The Philosophy Foundation, an organisation based in the UK that teaches philosophy in a wide range of public settings, such as schools, hospitals and prisons.

TA appointments:
Fall 2021: Philosophy and Neuroscience, Prof Felipe De Brigard
Spring 2022: Paradoxes of Rational Choice, Prof Benjamin Eva
Fall 2022: Introduction to Philosophy, Prof Alex Rosenberg
Spring 2023: The Metaphysics of Free Will, Prof Reuben Stern

Current Research Interests

philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, philosophy of cognitive neuroscience, epistemology, environmental and animal ethics

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