Graduate Prize Fellow
1879 Hall, Room 212
Margaret Shea is a doctoral candidate in Philosophy. Her research concerns the metaphysical and ethical dimensions of agency, with a focus on moral psychology and mental ontology. Her dissertation considers what role mental states – like desire and intention – should play in a metaphysically and scientifically tenable conception of human action; when actions and mental states should be subject to moral evaluation; and what, in light of the foregoing, we have reason to do. Shea has additional research interests in normative ethics and aesthetics. She received her B.A. from Brown University.