Ph.D., University of California San Diego, 2012
Erick's work addresses how research in psychology, cognitive science, and the neurosciences help settle longstanding questions about the nature of ethics especially in debates between realists, noncognitivism, and subjectivists. He is especially interested in theories of emotion, psychopathic moral judgments, and issues related to moral responsibility. When not practicing philosophy in the classroom or the office he can normally be found hiking with his dog Woodrow Wilson, traveling, or searching for good recipes.
He is interested in all things moral psychology (moral judgment, sentimentalism, emotion, and psychopathology). His current research draws upon his work in moral psychology and centers on interdisciplinary issues connecting empathy, virtual reality, metaphilosophy, and trolley problemology. He is especially interested in the ethics of virtual reality and virtual experience.