Elliot Salinger

Graduate Prize Fellow
1879 Hall, Room 212

Elliot Salinger is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Philosophy working primarily in metaethics. His dissertation develops a theory of moral subject matter—what it is that moral language and thought are about—to address several longstanding problems in moral philosophy, including the relationship between different anti-realist accounts of moral language and the purported independence of metaethics from normative ethics. The dissertation’s methodology is to conduct metaethical inquiry by drawing from considerations internal to our normative ethical practice, especially those from the theory of moral worth. Prior to entering the Ph.D. program, Elliot received an A.B. in philosophy from Princeton in 2017 as well as an M.Phil in philosophy from the University of Cambridge in 2018.