Caleb Dewey

Ph.D. Student

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Caleb Dewey
I am a fourth-year philosophy PhD candidate with doctoral minors in neuroscience and cognitive science at the University of Arizona. I'm currently writing my dissertation, where I argue that (1) functional assumptions are necessary to interpret and explain neural and behavioural data on judgement-making and (2) this creates a serious problem for the psychology and neuroscience of moral judgement-making because any functional assumption about moral judgement-making can be interpreted as a (controversial) moral assumption. After my PhD, I plan to show that we can ultimately leverage this fact to get empirical feedback on moral assumptions, such that we can infer moral conclusions to the best psychological and neuroscientific explanations of moral judgement-making.