Contact Information

Benjamin Sherman
Office: Rabb Graduate Center Rm. 316
Office Hours: Mon. 2:00pm to 3:00pm; Wed. 11:00am to 12:00pm
Email: shermanb@brandeis.edu
Office Phone: 781 736-8380

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Ben Sherman

Benjamin Sherman


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), and will be teaching a course on the problem of disagreement in epistemology and ethics this fall.