Heather V. Adair
Graduate Student

About Me

I am a PhD candidate in Philosophy at the University of Maryland. I am interested primarily in philosophy of mind, philosophy of emotion, and aesthetics, particularly as they intersect with contemporary findings in cognitive psychology and neuroscience. Most recently, I have been focusing on areas of research related to understanding and affect, empathy, and the role of questioning attitudes in aesthetic appreciation. Prior to starting my graduate work, I studied Philosophy at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and taught in Madrid, Spain under the funding of the Fulbright Program.

Areas of Specialization

Philosophy of mind, philosophy of emotion, aesthetics, and moral psychology.

Areas of Competence

Applied ethics, moral psychology.

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