Neil Levy

Dr. Neil Levy received his PhD in Continental Philosophy in 1995 and a second PhD, this time in analytic philosophy, in 2006. He was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, University of Melbourne, from 2002 to 2009. In 2010 he moved to the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, where he was Head of Neuroethics and an ARC Future Fellow. From 2006 onwards, he has held appointments at the University of Oxford, where he is currently Leverhulme Visiting Professor. From 2016, he will be half time at Oxford and half time at Macquarie. Neil’s current research is focused on a number of questions concerning how the cognitive sciences can illuminate traditional philosophical debates. He is especially interested in the extent to which ascriptions of moral responsibility continue to be justified in the light of findings in neuroscience and social psychology on action control, and in how nonconscious representations affect action. He also works on free will and moral responsibility more broadly, on applied ethics and the philosophy of psychology.