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Eric Sampson

Eric Sampson

Assistant Professor // Philosophy

Assistant Professor // Cornerstone

Office and Contact

Room: BRNG 7127


Phone: 765-496-3067

Eric Sampson is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy. He was previously a postdoc at Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics (2020-2021) and a postdoc at Rhodes College (2021-2023).

Eric is originally from Nashville, TN. He received his B.A. in philosophy from the University of Tennessee and his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

He is interested in ethics, epistemology, PPE (philosophy, politics, and economics), and philosophy of religion.

Eric’s research is unified by, and a response to, the nagging thought that we might be wrong about everything we think is important. He has written about whether the existence of widespread moral and political disagreement (especially among philosophers) discredits our views about those topics, whether morality is invented or discovered, arguments for and against moral nihilism, existential risk, the epistemology of political partisanship, and the nature of intellectual courage. His work has appeared in venues such as the Journal of Philosophy, Philosophical Studies, Oxford Studies in Metaethics, The Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, Acta Analytica, and Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion.


Ethics, Epistemology