Adina L. Roskies

Academic Appointments
  • The Helman Family Distinguished Professor

  • Professor of Philosophy

  • Affiliate, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Adina Roskies is The Helman Family Distinguished Professor at Dartmouth College, Professor of Philosophy and chair of the Cognitive Science Program at Dartmouth College. She is affiliated faculty with Psychological and Brain Sciences. She received a Ph.D from the University of California, San Diego in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science in 1995, a Ph.D. from MIT in philosophy in 2004, and an M.S.L. from Yale Law School in 2014. Prior to her work in philosophy she held a postdoctoral fellowship in cognitive neuroimaging at Washington University with Steven Petersen and Marcus Raichle and was Senior Editor of the neuroscience journal Neuron. Dr. Roskies' philosophical research interests lie at the intersection of philosophy and neuroscience, and include philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and ethics. She was a member of the McDonnell Project in Neurophilosophy, and the MacArthur Law and Neuroscience Project. Awards include the William James Prize and the Stanton Prize, awarded by the Society of Philosophy and Psychology, a Mellon New Directions Fellowship, and the Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellowship from the Princeton University Center for Human Values. She is coauthor of a book with Stephen Morse, A Primer on Criminal Law and Neuroscience.


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  • Ph.D. University of California at San Diego
  • Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • M.S.L. Yale Law School
  • M.A. University of California at San Diego
  • M.S. University of California at San Diego
  • B.A. Yale University

Selected Publications

  • Roskies, A.L. (2022) "The limits of neuroscience for ethics". Oxford Handbook of Moral Psychology, Vargas and Doris (Eds.) Oxford: 495-508.

  • Schurger, A., Hu P., Pak J., Roskies A.L. (2021) "What Is the Readiness Potential?" Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 25(7):558-570. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2021.04.001. 

  • Roskies, A.L. (2021) "Representational similarity analysis in neuroimaging: proxy vehicles and provisional representations" Synthese. 10.1007/s11229-021-03052-4

  • Roskies, A.L. (2015) "Agency and intervention"  Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 370 20140215; DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2014.0215. 

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Works In Progress

Neuroethics and freedom of the will; a philosophical analysis of neuroimaging; concepts and nonconceptual content; moral psychology and motivation