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Adina Roskies


ProfessorAdina Roskies & Teo
316 Thornton Hall

Adina Roskies is a professor of philosophy at Dartmouth College. Her career spans both philosophy and the neurosciences. At the University of California, San Diego she concurrently earned an M.A. in Philosophy and an M.S. in Neuroscience, and received a Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science in 1995. Adina went on to do a postdoctoral fellowship in cognitive neuroimaging at Washington University with Steven Petersen and Marcus Raichle, using both positron emission tomography (PET), and the then newly developing technique of functional MRI. Following her postdoc, Dr. Roskies became Senior Editor of the neuroscience journal Neuron, a position she held from 1997-1999.

In 1999 Dr. Roskies returned to graduate school at MIT to pursue a second Ph.D. in philosophy, which she completed in 2004. Her philosophical research interests lie at the intersection of philosophy and neuroscience, and include philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and ethics. She was a member of the McDonnell Project in Neurophilosophy, a working group aiming to integrate philosophical thought with neurobiological research. She has published many articles in both philosophy and the neurosciences, among which are several devoted to exploring and articulating issues in neuroethics. Recent awards include the William James Prize and the Stanton Prize, awarded by the Society of Philosophy and Psychology, a Mellon New Directions Fellowship to pursue her interest in neurolaw, and the Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellowship from the Princeton University Center for Human Values. She was a member of the MacArthur Law and Neuroscience Project, and is coeditor of a primer for judges and lawyers on Law and Neuroscience.



Fall 2013

  • PHIL 1 (2) Introduction to the Problems of Philosophy
  • PHIL 50.1 (11) Special Topics: Philosophy of Cognitive Science (Identical to COGSCI 11)

Winter 2014 - Spring 2014

  • Research Leave

Summer 2014

  • Non-teaching term

Fall 2014

  • PHIL 1.2 (2) Introduction to the Problems of Philosophy
  • CoCo (2A) Function, Representation, and the Demise of Modularity

Winter 2015

  • PHIL 24 (2) Philosophy of Law

Spring 2015

  • PHIL 80 (2A) Advanced Seminar: TBA

Last Updated: 11/22/13