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Department ofPhilosophy

Erick J. Ramirez


Erick J. Ramirez

Associate Professor

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Ph.D., University of California San Diego, 2012

Erick Ramirez is a Nicaraguan born philosopher interested in all things moral psychology (moral judgment, sentimentalism, emotion, and psychopathology). His current research centers on exploring interdisciplinary issues involving the ethics of developing and using virtual reality technologies. He is especially interested in the ethics of using VR for experiments, empathy enhancement, and behavioral modification. Erick is also developing virtual reality modules of classic thought experiments which can be downloaded from his personal website.

In The News

December 23, 2020

VR simulations show people what it's like to be homeless, pregnant, in a wheelchair, autistic, or a different race, according to Erick Ramirez. Also in Medium, Yahooand a half dozen additional outlets.

November 26, 2019

Erick Ramirez was mentioned in The Poly Post about his involvement in creating a VR program that simulates ethical dilemmas.