Spring 2016 Information
Spring Courses: PHIL 21a Environmental Ethics (MWR 12:00 -- 12:50pm)
PHIL 139a Belief and Probability (MWR 10:00 -- 10:50am)
PHIL 181a Gazing Into The Abyss: Schopenhauer and Nietzsche (MWR 1:00 -- 1:50pm)
Office Hours: Mon. 2:00 - 3:00pm, Wed. 11:00am - 12:00pm, and by appointment
Office: Rabb 306
Research Interests: Ethics and Epistemology
Ben Sherman received his Ph.D. from Boston University in 2010, and his B.A.s from Brandeis in 2002. His areas of specialization are ethics and epistemology, with a particular focus on the epistemology of moral disagreement. His current research includes various questions about how uncertainty can shape ethical decision making, such as when people deserve the benefit of the doubt, and what to do when we are not sure whether biases influence our judgment. Ben has taught numerous courses in ethics (including history of ethics and environmental ethics), as well as a course on the problem of disagreement in epistemology and ethics. This fall he will be teaching a course on Business Ethics.