Philip J. Nickel

Assistant Professor, Philosophy
School of Humanities

Ph.D., UCLA, 2002, Philosophy

Phone: (949) 824-6533
Fax: (949) 824-6520
Email: pnickel@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
207 HOB2
Mail Code: 4555
Irvine, CA 92697

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Research
Interests
Ethics, Epistemology, Moral Psychology, Applied Ethics Including Bioethics
   
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Research
Abstract
My research lies at the juncture of moral theory and epistemology. I write about how beliefs and moral values are developed and sustained. I also write about ethics in biomedical research.

I currently have several papers in preparation or under review: a paper on the role of habituation in moral and practical learning; a paper on social scientific approaches to trust; and a paper on skepticism and doxastic voluntarism.

Some of these papers are available at: webfiles.uci.edu/pnickel/www/index.htm
   
Publications “Voluntary Belief on a Reasonable Basis.” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (forthcoming).
   
  “Ethical Issues in Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research.” In Fundamentals of the Stem Cell Debate: The Scientific, Religious, Ethical, and Political Issues, eds. Kristen Renwick Monroe, Ronald B. Miller and Jerome Tobis (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008): 62–78.
   
  "Trust and Obligation-Ascription," Ethical Theory and Moral Practice (2007).
   
  "Vulnerable Populations in Research: The Case of the Seriously Ill," Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 27 (2006): 245-64.
   
  "Moral Testimony and its Authority," Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 4, 3 (September 2001): 253-266.
   
Professional
Society
American Philosophical Association
   
   
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Last updated 01/08/2008