Brett Karlan

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh


I am a philosopher who works on normative philosophy and the philosophy of science. I focus on the ethical and epistemic foundations of contemporary cognitive science and artificial intelligence research. I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, where I work with Colin Allen on The Machine Wisdom Project. Starting in September 2022, I will be an Interdisciplinary Ethics Fellow at Stanford University, where I will be affiliated with the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society and the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence. I completed my PhD in philosophy at Princeton University, under the sage guidance of Tom Kelly. Here, you can find information on my research and teaching, as well as download a current copy of my CV.

The easiest way to reach me is by email: brettakarlan [at] gmail [dot] com

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