Caleb Dewey

Ph.D. Student

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Caleb Dewey
I am a fifth-year philosophy PhD candidate with doctoral minors in neuroscience and cognitive science at the University of Arizona. My dissertation argues that (a) a mechanistic approach to moral reasoning requires normative assumptions about the correct ways to reason about morality and (b) a mechanistic approach should study moral reasoning in the context of certain cooperation games, where normative assumptions about the moral status of the available actions are uncontroversial. I'm currently applying for jobs in philosophy and the cognitive sciences. In the near future, I’m planning to implement some of the experiments designed in my dissertation to calibrate my mechanistic framework for moral reasoning and test its scientific utility.