Brendan Cline, Ph.D

Visiting Professor

Mackinac Hall B-3 105
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, Michigan 49401-9403
Fax: (616) 331-2601

Office: MAK B-3 225; Allendale Campus
Ext.: 12845 (voice-mail)


Cline, Brendan

Brendan Cline completed his Ph.D. at the University at Buffalo and his B.A. at Quinnipiac University. His research takes place at the intersection of metaethics and moral psychology, exploring the philosophical implications of contemporary work in evolutionary biology and cognitive neuroscience. His current research focuses on situating evaluative thought within the context of the history of life on Earth, and examining the relationship between normative judgement and motivation. He also has interests in bioethics, environmental ethics, and the philosophy of mind."


Recent Publications:

6)   “Cognitivism, Motivation, and Dual-Process Approaches to Normative Judgment” (forthcoming)


5)   “Smith’s Practicality Requirement Meets Dual-Process Models of Moral Judgment” (forthcoming)

Philosophical Psychology.

4)   “The Tale of a Moderate Normative Skeptic” (forthcoming)

Philosophical Studies.

3)   “Against Deliberative Indispensability as an Independent Guide to What There Is” (2016)

Philosophical Studies 173(12): 3235-3254.

2)   “Moral Explanations, Thick and Thin” (2015)

Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy 9(2): 1-21.

1)   “Nativism and the Evolutionary Debunking of Morality” (2015)

Review of Philosophy and Psychology 6(2): 231-253.


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