- Faculty, University of Alabama, Birmingham
- PhD, University of California at Santa Barbara, 2011.
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I'm an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. After finishing my PhD in 2011 at UC Santa Barbara, I taught for two years in the Philosophy Department at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Most of my research is at the intersection of ethics and science (e.g. neuroethics). I'm especially interested in how we know right from wrong, despite fervent disagreements about contemporary moral issues, from abortion to human enhancement.
- Matt King & Joshua May, Moral Responsibility and Mental Illness: A Call for Nuance.
- Joshua May (forthcoming). Empathy and Intersubjectivity. In Heidi Maibom (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Empathy. Routledge.
- Joshua May (2017). Empirical Work in Moral Psychology. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
- Joshua May (2017). Getting Less Cynical About Virtue. In Walter Sinnott-Armstrong & Christian Miller (eds.), Moral Psychology, Volume V: Virtue and Character. MIT Press.
- Joshua May (2016). Bound: Essays on Free Will and Responsibility, by Shaun Nichols. [REVIEW] Australasian Journal of Philosophy 94 (2):416-417.
- Joshua May (2016). Emotional Reactions to Human Reproductive Cloning. Journal of Medical Ethics 42 (1):26-30.
- Timothy Allen & Joshua May (2014). Does Opacity Undermine Privileged Access? International Journal of Philosophical Studies 22 (4):617-629.
- Joshua May (2014). Does Disgust Influence Moral Judgment? Australasian Journal of Philosophy 92 (1):125-141.
- Joshua May (2014). Moral Judgment and Deontology: Empirical Developments. Philosophy Compass 9 (11):745-755.
- Joshua May (2014). On the Very Concept of Free Will. Synthese 191 (12):2849-2866.
- Joshua May (2014). Review of Just Babies by Paul Bloom. [REVIEW] Metapsychology 18 (33).
- Jason Shepard & Joshua May (2014). Does Belief in Dualism Protect Against Maladaptive Psycho-Social Responses to Deep Brain Stimulation? An Empirical Exploration. American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 5 (4):40–42.
- Joshua May (2013). Because I Believe It's the Right Thing to Do. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 16 (4):791-808.
- Joshua May (2013). Skeptical Hypotheses and Moral Skepticism. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 43 (3):341-359.
- Joshua May & Richard Holton (2012). What in the World is Weakness of Will? Philosophical Studies 157 (3):341–360.
- Joshua May (2011). Egoism, Empathy, and Self-Other Merging. Southern Journal of Philosophy 49 (s1):25-39.
- Joshua May (2011). Psychological Egoism. Internet Encyclopeida of Philosophy.
- Joshua May (2011). Relational Desires and Empirical Evidence Against Psychological Egoism. European Journal of Philosophy 19 (1):39–58.
- Joshua May (2010). Review of Experimental Philosophy Ed. By Knobe & Nichols. [REVIEW] Philosophical Psychology 23 (5):711-715.
- Joshua May, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Jay G. Hull & Aaron Zimmerman (2010). Practical Interests, Relevant Alternatives, and Knowledge Attributions: An Empirical Study. Review of Philosophy and Psychology 1 (2):265–273.
- Joshua May (2009). Review of Richard Holton's Willing, Wanting, Waiting. [REVIEW] Metapsychology 13 (23).
- Joshua May (2009). Review of A Very Bad Wizard: Morality Behind the Curtain by Tamler Sommers. [REVIEW] Metapsychology 13 (53).
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