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Daniel F. Hartner

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Daniel Hartner teaches a variety of courses in philosophy, ethics, and professional ethics, including Bioethics and Business & Engineering Ethics. He specializes in ethics, philosophy of science (especially neuroscience and psychology), and philosophy of mind. His research interests include: intertheoretic relations in the sciences, moral psychology, moral motivation and decision
making, rationality, and the nature of moral and professional obligation. He also advises the men's lacrosse club.

Teaching Interests

  • Philosophy of science
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Moral and political philosophy
  • Applied and professional ethics

Research Experiences

  • Theory reduction and elimination in neuroscience and psychology
  • Conceptual development in the sciences; folk psychology; psychiatric taxonomy
  • Rationality, decision making, and moral motivation and behavior
  • The role of metaethics in professional ethics education

Select Publications & Presentations

  • "Folk Psychology Revisited: the Methodological Problem and the Autonomy of Psychology," Studia Philosophica Estonica, 9(2), 2016
  • "Should Ethics Courses Be More Practical?," Teaching Ethics, 15(2), 2015
  • "From Desire to Subjective Value: What Neuroeconomics Reveals About Naturalism," Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics, 7(1), 2014
  • "Two Faces of Representation: On the Neuroscience of Folk Psychology," Biology & Philosophy, 28(3), 2013
  • "Conceptual Analysis as Armchair Psychology: A Defense of Methodological Naturalism," Philosophical Studies, 165(3), 2012

Academic Degrees

  • BA, Albion College, 2005
  • MA, University of Cincinnati, 2009
  • PhD, University of Cincinnati, 2011