Andrew Sepielli

Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow
Office Phone
Wooten Hall, Room 303

Andrew Sepielli is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto. His work on meta-ethics, normative ethics, and the philosophy of law has been published in such journals as Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Nous, Ergo, Philosophical Studies, and Law and Philosophy. His first book, “Pragmatist Quietism: a Meta-Ethical System” (OUP, 2022), defends the view that morality is objective, but also radically autonomous; moral theory neither requires nor admits of vindication from other areas of philosophy like metaphysics, the philosophy of language, epistemology, or the theory of practical rationality. While at Princeton, Andrew will be working on a second book, tentatively entitled “Ethics From the Eye of a Stranger.” It focuses on the methodological question of how we ought to conceptualize the world for the purposes of moral inquiry, drawing on research in the psychology and neuroscience of moral judgment.