1 UAB Philosophy HB th Street South Birmingham, AL J OSH M AY (205) APPOINTMENTS University of Alabama at Birmingham, Philosophy Department Assistant Professor, August 2013 present Monash University, Melbourne Australia, Philosophy Department Lecturer, July 2011 July 2013 (U.S. equivalent: Visiting Assistant Professor) EDUCATION University of California, Santa Barbara Ph.D., Philosophy, June 2011 Dissertation: The Possibility of Acting from Duty Massachusetts Institute of Technology Visiting Student, Philosophy, 2009 California State University, Sacramento B.A., Philosophy, June 2005 AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION Ethics (esp. Moral Psychology, Neuroethics, Metaethics), Epistemology AREAS OF COMPETENCE Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics, History of Modern Philosophy ARTICLES 12. May, J. (forthcoming). Repugnance as Performance Error: The Role of Disgust in Bioethical Intuitions. The Ethics of Human Enhancement: Understanding the Debate, Stephen Clarke et al (eds.), Oxford University Press. 11. May, J. (2014). Does Disgust Influence Moral Judgment? Australasian J. of Philosophy 92(1): May, J. (2014). On the Very Concept of Free Will. Synthese 191(12): May, J. (2014). Moral Judgment and Deontology: Empirical Developments. Philosophy Compass 9(110): Shepard, J. & May, J. (2014). "Does Belief in Dualism Protect against Maladaptive Psycho-social Responses to Deep Brain Stimulation?" American Journal of Bioethics: Neuroscience 5(4): Allen, T. & May, J. (2014). Does Opacity Undermine Privileged Access? [Critical Notice] International Journal of Philosophical Studies 22(4): May, J. (2013). Skeptical Hypotheses and Moral Skepticism. Canadian J. of Philosophy 43(3):
2 JOSH MAY PG. 2 OF 7 CURRICULUM VITAE 5. May, J. (2013). Because I Believe It s the Right Thing to Do. Ethical Theory & Moral Practice 16(4): May, J. & Holton, R. (2012). What in the World Is Weakness of Will? Philosophical Studies 157(3): May, J. (2011). Egoism, Empathy, and Self-Other Merging. Southern Journal of Philosophy 49(s1): 25-39, Spindel Supplement: Empathy & Ethics, Remy Debes (ed.), Emerging Scholar Prize Essay. (Other contributors include: Stephen Darwall, John Deigh, Peter Goldie, Jesse Prinz, Michael Slote.) 2. May, J. (2011). Relational Desires and Empirical Evidence against Psychological Egoism. European Journal of Philosophy 19(1): May, J., Sinnott-Armstrong, W., Hull, J. G. & Zimmerman, A. (2010). Practical Interests, Relevant Alternatives, and Knowledge Attributions: an Empirical Study. Review of Philosophy & Psychology 1(2): , Special Issue, guest editors: E. Machery, T. Lombrozo, & J. Knobe. REFERENCE WORKS King, M. & May, J. (forthcoming). Moral Responsibility & Mental Illness Routledge Handbook of Free Will, ed. N. Levy, M. Griffiths, & K. Timpe (5,000 words). May, J. (2012) Empirical Work in Moral Psychology Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (5,000 words). [Originally published in 2012; to be updated in 2015.] May, J. (2011). Psychological Egoism Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (10,000 words). REVIEWS Review of Bound: Essays on Free Will & Responsibility (2015, OUP) by Shaun Nichols, in the Australasian Journal of Philosophy, in prep. Review of Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil (2013, Crown) by Paul Bloom, in Metapsychology Vol. 18, No. 33 (2014). Review of Experimental Philosophy (2008, OUP) ed. by Joshua Knobe & Shaun Nichols, in Philosophical Psychology Vol. 23, No. 5 (2010), pp Review of Willing, Wanting, Waiting (2009, OUP) by Richard Holton, in Metapsychology Vol. 13, No. 23 (2009). Review of A Very Bad Wizard: Morality behind the Curtain (2009, McSweeney s) by Tamler Sommers, in Metapsychology Vol. 13, No. 53 (2009). [Featured on Arts & Letters Daily.] WORK IN PROGRESS Emotional Reactions to Human Reproductive Cloning (under review) The Death of Double Effect (in progress) Co-authored paper on moral epistemology (in progress) Freeing Reason from the Passions: Moral Motivation & Neurological Disorders (in progress) The Motivational Power of Moral Beliefs (in progress)
3 JOSH MAY PG. 3 OF 7 CURRICULUM VITAE On Being Cyncical about Character (commentary on C. Daniel Batson to appear in Moral Psychology, Vol. 5: Virtue & Happiness, W. Sinnott-Armstrong (ed.), MIT Press. Empathy and Intersubjectivity (in prep for Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Empathy) Reason and Emotion in Moral Knowledge (in prep for Routledge Handbook of Moral Epistemology) OTHER WRITINGS Getting Along with Moral Disagreement The Dance of Reason (Oct. 2014). Recommendation of Morality in Everyday Life F1000Prime (w/david Allison, Nov. 2014). DISCUSSIONS OF MY WORK Moral judgment: D. Kelly & N. Morar (Utilitas), K. Tobia (Phil. Psych.), B. Huebner (Topoi), M. Alfano (SEP), J. Rottman et al (Philosophy Compass), D. Lassiter (OUP), Olatunji & Puncochar (Int. J. of Psychology), Heath & Hardy-Vallée (Phil. Explorations). Weakness & Freedom of Will: Alfred Mele (OUP), Knobe et al. (Annual Review of Psychology), J. Kennett & D. McConnell (Inquiry), M. Alicke, E. Gordon, & D. Rose (Philosophical Psych.), J. Beebe (Synthese; ms), C. Mauro & P. Sousa (Phil. Psych.), Leben & Wilckens (Phil. Psych.), Newman, De Freitas, & Knobe (Cognitive Science), J. Phillips et al (Oxford Studies in X-Phi), M. Douchet & J. Turri (Synthese), O. Deery (Phil. Studies), Phillips et al (OUP), Z. Cogley (J. of Cog & Neuroethics), J. N. Otte (J. of Cog & Neuroethics). Egoism: C. Miller (OUP, PTS), M. Slote (Philosophia, OUP), J. Lichtenberg (CUP), R. H. Smith (OUP), Bergner & Ramon (J. of Social Psychology), J. J. Tilley (BJHP; ms). Knowledge: Chandra Sripada & Jason Stanley (Episteme), Keith DeRose (Phil. Studies), Jonathan Schaffer & Josh Knobe (Noûs), J. Schaffer & Zoltán Gendler Szabó (Phil. Studies), Wesley Buckwalter & Jonathan Schaffer (Noûs), J. Fantl & M. McGrath (OUP; PPR), Jessica Brown, (PPR; Synthese, Phil Studies; Episteme), Nat Hansen (Phil. Quarterly, Synthese), Don Fallis (South. J. Phil.), P. Rysiew (Phil. Studies), Liane Young, Shaun Nichols, & Rebecca Saxe, (Rev. of Phil. & Psych.), N. A. Pinillos (OUP; Phil. Compass), M. Phelan (Phil. Psych.), Adam Feltz & Chris Zarpentine (Phil. Psych.), A. Feltz (Analyse & Kritik), Zarpentine et al. (Monist), W. Buckwalter (PPR; Review of Phil. and Psych.; Phil. Psych.; Phil. Compass), Robin Mckenna (PPQ, Synthese x2), M. Blome-Tillmann (Synthese), James Beebe (Continuum), R. Koppl (Rev. of Austrian Econ.), J. Alexander (Polity), Alexander et al (Continuum), Pfeifer & Douven (RPP), A. Worsnip (PPQ), M. Montminy (Springer), Pfeifer & Douven (Rev. of Phil. & Psych.), Pinillos & Simpson (Bloomsbury), B. Miller (EJPS), J. Shin (Episteme). AWARDS, GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS Emerging Scholar Prize, Spindel Conference on Empathy & Ethics, U. of Memphis, Oct (External referees: Martha Nussbaum, Russ Shafer-Landau, and Lori Gruen) Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Prize, American Philosophical Association, March 2010 Stipend for Moral Epistemology Retreat, The Prindle Institute, DePauw University, July 2015 Travel Bursary, Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montréal, April 2015 Scholarship, CEU Summer Seminar on Moral Epistemology, Budapest, Hungary, July 2014
4 JOSH MAY PG. 4 OF 7 CURRICULUM VITAE Stipend, Big Questions in Free Will Summer Seminar, Florida State University, June 2012 Stipend, Summer Seminar on Perceptual, Moral, & Religious Skepticism, Purdue Univ. June 2011 Dean s Humanities Grant for Contours of Moral Judgment, UAB, April 2015 School Research Funding, Monash University, for Conceptions of Free Will, June 2012 Travel Grants, Monash University, Faculty of Arts, Dec 2011, July 2012 New Appointee Grant, Monash University, Philosophy Department, PRESENTATIONS (* = refereed) Freeing Reason from the Passions: Moral Motivation & Neurological Disorders * Neuroethics Conference for Young Researchers, IRCM Montréal Québec, Apr The Death of Double Effect * Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, Boulder, Aug * Southern Society for Philosophy & Psychology, New Orleans, Apr * Society for Philosophy & Psychology, Duke University, June (unable to attend) * Midsouth Philosophy Conference, Rhodes College, Memphis TN, Mar * University at Buffalo, Experimental Philosophy Conference, Sept Repugnance as Performance Error Southern Soc. for Philosophy & Psychology, Invited Symposium, Charleston SC, Feb University of Melbourne in Australia, Human Enhancement Workshop, Mar Monash University in Australia, Philosophy Department, Mar * Georgetown University, Conference on Emotions, Apr University of Mississippi, Dept. of Philosophy & Religion, Apr The Motivational Power of Moral Beliefs: Toward a Naturalistic Motivational Rationalism * American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, Colloquium Session, Dec University of Melbourne, Ethics Workshop, Jan University of Sydney, Philosophy Dept., Oct * Naturalisms in Ethics Conference, University of Auckland, New Zealand, Jul * Southern Society for Philosophy & Psychology, New Orleans, Mar On the Very Concept of Free Will * University at Buffalo, Experimental Philosophy Conference, Oct * University of San Francisco, Conference on Free Will, Aug (unable to attend) University of Melbourne, Philosophy Department, Aug Charles Stuart Univ. at Wagga Wagga, Philosophy Department, Apr. 2013
5 JOSH MAY PG. 5 OF 7 CURRICULUM VITAE Deakin University, Melbourne, Philosophy Department, Mar Does Disgust Influence Moral Judgment? * Australasian Association of Philosophy, Annual Conference, Jul * Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, University of Colorado-Boulder, Aug (unable to attend) Australian National University, Philosophy Department, Apr Macquarie University, Philosophy Department, May 2012 Skeptical Hypotheses and Moral Skepticism * Purdue University, Summer Seminar on Skepticisms, June La Trobe University, Philosophy Department, Mar Because I Believe It s the Right Thing to Do * University of Miami, 3 rd Annual Workshop on Mind & Ethics, Nov Egoism, Empathy, and Self-Other Merging * Spindel Conference on Empathy & Ethics, University of Memphis, Oct What in the World is Weakness of Will? * American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, Colloquium Session, Apr * University at Buffalo, Experimental Philosophy Conference, Oct American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, Group Program, Dec (unable to attend) State University of New York, Fredonia Philosophical Society, Oct Relational Desires and Empirical Evidence against Psychological Egoism * University of South Alabama, Philosophy Conference, Sept * Virginia Tech, Graduate Philosophy Conference on Ethics, Nov COMMENTING Southern Soc. for Philosophy & Psychology, New Orleans, Apr (Mike Roche) Midsouth Philosophy Conference, Rhodes College, Mar (Matt Waldschlagel) American Philosophical Association, San Diego, Apr (Kelly McCormick) American Philosophical Association, San Diego, Apr (Mark Wheeler & Dwight Furrow) TEACHING & SUPERVISION Independent Instructor (25 courses) Lower Division: Bioethics [x4]; Contemporary Moral lssues [x2]; Intro to Philosophy [x2]; Intro to Ethics: Life, Death, & Morality; Intro to Philosophy: Time, Self, & Mind [x2]; Intro to Philosophy [x2]; Critical Thinking.
6 JOSH MAY PG. 6 OF 7 CURRICULUM VITAE Upper Division: Neuroethics Seminar; Ethics: Theories of Good & Evil [x2]; Moral Psychology Seminar [x2]; Ethics [x2]; Philosophy of Mind [x2]; Freedom & Determinism; Moral Psychology; Metaphysics. Supervision Honors supervisor: T. Allen (2012); F. Li (2012); B. Murphy (2014). Associate supervisor for MA/PhD (at Monash): R. Baker; C. Majoinen; P. Vidifar. ACADEMIC SERVICE To the Profession Referee for journals: Acta Analytica (2012), Australasian Journal of Philosophy (2013x2), Dialectica (2013, 2014), Economics & Philosophy (2012), Ergo (2014), Erkenntnis (2013, 2014), Ethical Theory & Moral Practice (2014x2), European Journal of Philosophy (2010), Journal of Philosophical Research (2013, 2015), Mind (2014), The Monist (2011), Neuroethics (2014x2), Pacific Philosophical Quarterly (2011), Philosophical Explorations (2014), Philosophical Papers (2014), Philosophical Psychology (2011x2, 2012x2, 2013x2, 2014), Philosophical Studies (2010, 2012x2, 2013, 2015), Philosophy Compass (2013, 2014), Philosophy & Phenomenological Research (2010), Review of Philosophy & Psychology (2013x2), Synthese (2014x2). Referee for book manuscripts: Oxford University Press (2014). Referee for book proposals or chapters: Continuum Press (2012), Routledge Press (2011), Oxford University Press (2009, 2010x2, 2011). Referee for conference papers: British Soc. for Ethical Theory (2015); Soc. for Phil. & Psych. (2012), Southern Soc. for Phil. & Psych. (2013). Assistant to General Editors, Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2009 present Editor of 9 categories for PhilPapers, D. Chalmers & D. Bourget (eds.), 2009 present Associate Faculty Member for F1000Prime, writing short recommendations of science articles External examiner for Honours thesis, Australian National University, 2012 Contributor, Philosophy CFPs ( ) and Experimental Philosophy (2008 present) Copyeditor & Formatter, Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Web designer, Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2009-present (completely redesigned in 2009) To the University & Department Assistant Coach, UAB Ethics Bowl team, 2014 Public Discussion, Does Neuroscience Undermine Free Will? UAB, Feb Organizer, Colloquium ( Seminar ) Series, Monash University, 2012 Organizer, Mind & Morality Workshop, Monash University, July 2012 Talks: Galen Strawson, Michael Smith, Michelle Montague, Tristram McPherson, Monima Chadha.
7 JOSH MAY PG. 7 OF 7 CURRICULUM VITAE Flexible Learning Coordinator, Philosophy Department, Monash University, 2012 Oversaw all 11 online philosophy courses, run primarily through Blackboard or Moodle. Assistant Conference Organizer, Philosophy of Biology Conference, UC Santa Barbara, Webmaster Assistant, Philosophy Department, UC Santa Barbara, Assembly Member, Graduate Student Association, UC Santa Barbara, REFERENCES Matthew Hanser (UC Santa Barbara), Professor Richard Holton (Cambridge) Professor Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Duke), Chauncey Stillman Prof. of Ethics, Kenan Institute for Ethics Michael Slote (Univ. of Miami), UST Professor of Ethics Aaron Zimmerman (UC Santa Barbara), Associate Professor