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August Gorman


Title: Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Office: 646 Mathematics and Science Center
Email: [email protected]

My areas of specialization are moral responsibility and agency, disability-informed bioethics and the philosophy of death. My research focuses on how to answer ethical questions in ways that pay full respect to just how different each of our minds are.

University of Southern California
Ph.D. in Philosophy, 2018

University of Mary Washington
B.A. in Philosophy and English: Creative Writing, 2012

“Neurodiversity and the Ethics of Access”
Forthcoming in The Bloomsbury Guide to Philosophy of Disability

“No Ideal Agent: Against Neuronormativity in Moral Responsibility”
Forthcoming in Feminist Philosophy Quarterly

"Demystifying the Deep Self View"
2022, Journal of Moral Philosophy 19 (4):390-414.

“What is the Difference Between Weakness of Will and Compulsion?
2022, Journal of the American Philosophical Association 1-16

“Holism, Particularity, and the Vividness of Life”
2022, The Journal of Ethics (3):1-15.

“Living Your Best Life”
2021, Analysis 81(3)

“Tragic Life Endings and Covid-19 Policy”
2020, The Philosopher’s Magazine, November 2020 Edition

“Depression’s Threat to Self-Governance”
2020, Social Theory and Practice 46(2):277-297

“Taking Stock of the Risks of Life Without Death”
2020, Exploring the Philosophy of Death and Dying: Classic and Contemporary Perspectives.

“The Minimal Approval View of Attributional-Responsibility”
2019, Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility Volume 6

“Williams and the Desirability of Body-Bound Immortality Revisited”
2017, European Journal of Philosophy 24(3)

Department of Philosophy

Mathematics and Science Center, Room 752
146 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
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(248) 370-3390
fax: (248) 370-3157