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Daniel Kelly

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Promoted to Professor
Department of Philosophy

Daniel Kelly completed a Ph.D. in philosophy at Rutgers University, a master’s degree in philosophy at Tufts University, and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and English literature at Illinois Wesleyan University. His research focuses on issues at the intersection of philosophy of mind and cognitive science, moral theory, and evolution.

Dr. Kelly is a founding member of the Moral Psychology Research Group and is involved with the Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion and the Building Sustainable Communities cluster. A 2018-19 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, Kelly was involved in the “Creating a New Moral Political Economy” project.

In addition to winning multiple awards at Purdue for his teaching and scholarship, Kelly is also author of Yuck! The Nature and Moral Significance of Disgust. He has published papers on moral judgment, social norms, responsibility, racial cognition, cross-cultural diversity, and David Foster Wallace. His most recent work was published in Oxford Bibliographies in Psychology, The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science: Review of Books, The American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience, Journal of Applied Philosophy, and Social Philosophy & Policy.