- Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Victor Kumar joined the department in 2017, after completing a Ph.D. at the University of Arizona and postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Michigan and the University of Toronto. His primary philosophical interests lie at the intersection of ethics and cognitive science. He also has interests in epistemology, philosophy of mind, evolutionary theory, feminist philosophy, and philosophy of race.
Victor’s published work can be found in Ethics, Philosophers’ Imprint, Cognition, Philosophical Studies, and The Philosophical Quarterly. In 2015 he received the Jean Hampton Prize for best essay by a younger scholar from the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association. His recent projects include essays on moral disgust, empathy, moral luck, nudges, and moral learning. He is currently drafting a book-length manuscript with Richmond Campbell on the evolutionary foundations of morality.
Victor is director of the Mind and Morality Lab. He is also a member of the interdisciplinary Moral Psychology Research Group.