Brett Karlan

Postdoctoral Fellow
McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society & the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence
Stanford University


I am a philosopher working on the philosophy of science (especially cognitive science and artificial intelligence) and normative philosophy (especially epistemology, ethics, and the philosophy of action).

I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University, where I am affiliated with the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society and the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence.

Starting in the fall, I will be an assistant professor of philosophy at Purdue University.

I completed my PhD in philosophy at Princeton University in June 2020 under the sage guidance of Tom Kelly. From 2020-2022, I worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh under the equally sage guidance of Colin Allen.

Here you can find information on my research (including drafts of all my papers) and teaching, as well as download a current copy of my CV.

At one point in the recent past, I occupied a small corner of philosophy Twitter. I no longer use social media and do not check messages there. The easiest way to reach me is by email: brettakarlan [at] gmail [dot] com