Dylan Murray

Dylan Murray

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cognitive Science and Values

Dylan Murray is a philosopher working mainly at the intersection of ethics and cognitive science.  His dissertation, “Hijacking Reason: The Moral Ecology of Implicit Bias,” explores how implicit attitudes undermine autonomy (self-guidance) and how these psychological processes play out in particular ecological contexts.  For instance, implicit attitudes are a crucial part of the “cycle of poverty”—both as mechanisms of residential segregation and as components of the self-reinforcing effects of poverty.  Murray holds a Ph.D. from University of California-Berkeley, an M.A. from Georgia State University, and a B.A. from Kalamazoo College.