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Regina Rini

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Department of Philosophy

Assistant Professor
Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Moral and Social Cognition
co-director of Graduate Placement, York Philosophy

Office: Ross S416
Email: rarini@yorku.ca


Canada Research Chair in Social and Moral Cognition and Assistant Professor of Philosophy. Research background in moral psychology, ethical theory, and neuroscience

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I teach and write on a number of topics at the intersection of normative theory and social science. My previously published research is mostly about the relevance of cognitive science to moral theory. Currently I am working on new projects related to the ethics of microaggression, the relationship between moral disagreement and moral agency, and the role of partisanship in political epistemology. Before coming to York in 2017, I was Assistant Professor of Bioethics at NYU. Before that I held a postdoc in Moral Cognition at Oxford University.

Degrees

PhD, NYU, 2011
B.A., Georgetown, 2004

Professional Leadership

co-organizer of May 2018 conference at American University of Beirut, 'Moral Psychology: From Neurons to Norms' (https://neuronstonorms.weebly.com/)

Community Contributions

'Raising Good Robots' essay (second place winner, 2017 Marc Sanders Prize for Public Philosophy) https://aeon.co/essays/creating-robots-capable-of-moral-reasoning-is-like-parenting related interview on WOSU: http://radio.wosu.org/post/tech-tuesday-raising-robots-facebook-innovation-googles-copyless-paste#stream/0 op-ed in the Los Angeles Times: 'GOP's New Tactic: Pitting the LGBT community against Muslims' http://beta.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-rini-gop-gay-muslim-20160724-snap-story.html essay in Aeon, 'Should we rename institutions that honour dead racists?' https://aeon.co/ideas/should-we-rename-institutions-that-honour-dead-racists op-ed in LA Times, 'Microaggression, Macro Harm' http://beta.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-1012-rini-microaggression-solidarity-20151012-story.html

Research Interests

Ethics , Psychology, moral cognition, social epistemology, Philosophy


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2020 AP/PHIL4802 3.0 A Core Practical Philosophy I SEMR
Winter 2021 AP/PHIL2430 3.0 M Epistemology, Ethics And Applied Science LECT
Winter 2021 AP/PHIL1100 3.0 N The Meaning of Life LECT
Fall 2020 GS/PHIL5803 3.0 A Core Practical Philosophy II SEMR
Fall 2020 GS/PHIL5802 3.0 A Core Practical Philosophy I SEMR


Canada Research Chair in Social and Moral Cognition and Assistant Professor of Philosophy. Research background in moral psychology, ethical theory, and neuroscience

I teach and write on a number of topics at the intersection of normative theory and social science. My previously published research is mostly about the relevance of cognitive science to moral theory. Currently I am working on new projects related to the ethics of microaggression, the relationship between moral disagreement and moral agency, and the role of partisanship in political epistemology. Before coming to York in 2017, I was Assistant Professor of Bioethics at NYU. Before that I held a postdoc in Moral Cognition at Oxford University.

Degrees

PhD, NYU, 2011
B.A., Georgetown, 2004

Professional Leadership

co-organizer of May 2018 conference at American University of Beirut, 'Moral Psychology: From Neurons to Norms' (https://neuronstonorms.weebly.com/)

Community Contributions

'Raising Good Robots' essay (second place winner, 2017 Marc Sanders Prize for Public Philosophy) https://aeon.co/essays/creating-robots-capable-of-moral-reasoning-is-like-parenting related interview on WOSU: http://radio.wosu.org/post/tech-tuesday-raising-robots-facebook-innovation-googles-copyless-paste#stream/0 op-ed in the Los Angeles Times: 'GOP's New Tactic: Pitting the LGBT community against Muslims' http://beta.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-rini-gop-gay-muslim-20160724-snap-story.html essay in Aeon, 'Should we rename institutions that honour dead racists?' https://aeon.co/ideas/should-we-rename-institutions-that-honour-dead-racists op-ed in LA Times, 'Microaggression, Macro Harm' http://beta.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-1012-rini-microaggression-solidarity-20151012-story.html

Research Interests

Ethics , Psychology, moral cognition, social epistemology, Philosophy



Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2020 AP/PHIL4802 3.0 A Core Practical Philosophy I SEMR
Winter 2021 AP/PHIL2430 3.0 M Epistemology, Ethics And Applied Science LECT
Winter 2021 AP/PHIL1100 3.0 N The Meaning of Life LECT
Fall 2020 GS/PHIL5803 3.0 A Core Practical Philosophy II SEMR
Fall 2020 GS/PHIL5802 3.0 A Core Practical Philosophy I SEMR