Daniel R. Kelly

Daniel R. Kelly

Associate Professor // Philosophy

PhD, Rutgers University


Office Information

Office: BRNG 7126
Office Phone: (765) 494-4290
Office Fax: (765) 496-1616
E-mail: drkelly@purdue.edu


Philosophy of Mind, Moral Theory, Cognitive Science

Selected Publications


• Kelly, D. (2011). Yuck! The Nature and Moral Significance of Disgust. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.


• Davidson, L. and Kelly, D. (forthcoming). ‘Minding the Gap: Bias, Soft Structures, and the Double Life of Social Norms,' Journal of Applied Philosophy, Special Issue on Bias and Context

• Kelly, D. and Davis, T. (In press). ‘Social Norms and Human Normative Psychology,' to appear in Social Policy & Philosophy, Special Issue on Learning and Changing Norms

• Kelly, D., and Morar, N. (2014). ‘Against the Yuck Factor: On the Ideal Role of Disgust in Society'Utilitas, 26(2): 153 - 177. doi: 10.1017/S0953820813000290.

• Raymond, L., Weldon, S., Kelly, D., Arriaga, X. and Clark, A. (2013). ‘Making Change: Norms and Informal Institutions as Solutions to “Intractable” Global Problems'Political Research Quarterly, 67(1): 197 - 211.

Book Chapters

• Kelly, D. and Morar, N. (2018). ‘I Eat, Therefore I Am: Disgust and the Intersection of Food and Identity,' The Oxford Handbook of Food Ethics, Eds. A. Barnhill, M. Budolfson and T. Doggett. Oxford University Press, pages 637 - 657.

• Washington, N. and Kelly, D. (2016). ‘Who's Responsible for This? Moral Responsibility, Externalism, and Knowledge about Implicit Bias,'Implicit Bias and Philosophy, Volume 2. Eds. M. Brownstein and J. Saul. Oxford University Press, pages 11 - 36.

• Kelly, D. (2014). ‘Selective Debunking Arguments, Folk Psychology, and Empirical Moral Psychology,’ Advances in Experimental Moral Psychology: Affect, Character, and Commitments, Eds. Wright, J.C. & Sarkissian, H. New York: Continuum Press, pages 130 - 147.

Work in Progress

How to Adopt a Norm: A Pluralist ApproachThe Psychology of Normative Cognition (for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

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