Adam D. Feltz

Adam D. Feltz


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Assistant Professor of Psychology and Applied Ethics, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

  • PhD, Philosophy, Florida State University (2008)


Adam Feltz (Ph.D.) specializes in ethical decision-making and applied ethics. His emphasis is on how attitudes toward freedom, knowledge, intentional action, and ethics relate to actions in applied domains such as medicine, law, and health. He directs the Ethical Decision-making and Ethical Naturalism (EDEN) Laboratory. The laboratory aims to understand individual differences in ethically relevant decisions, how to help improve those decisions, and how these differences can help generate more ethically or socially desirable outcomes. His research has been supported by grants from the Templeton Foundation and the National Science Foundation. 

Research Interests

  • Moral Psychology and Disagreement
  • Individual Differences
  • Applied Ethics
  • Group Interaction
  • Risk Literacy

Representative Publications

  • Feltz, A., & Cokely, E.T. (in press). Predicting philosophical disagreement. Philosophy Compass.
  • Feltz, A. (2013). Pereboom and premises: Asking the right questions in the experimental philosophy of free will. Consciousness and Cognition, 22, 54-63.
  • Feltz, A., & Samayoa, S. (2012). Heuristics and life-sustaining treatments. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 9, 443-455.
  • Feltz, A., & Cokely, E.T. (2012). The Philosophical Personality Argument. Philosophical Studies, 161, 227-246.
  • Schulz, E., Cokely, E.T., & Feltz, A. (2011). Persistent bias in expert judgments about free will and moral responsibility: A test of the Expertise Defense. Consciousness and Cognition, 20, 1722-1731.
  • Feltz, A., & Zarpentine, C. (2010). Do you know more when it matters less? Philosophical Psychology, 23, 683-706.
  • Feltz, A., & Cokely, E.T. (2009). Do Judgments about Freedom and Responsibility Depend on Who You Are? Personality Differences in Intuitions about Compatibilism and Incompatibilism. Consciousness and Cognition, 18, 342-350.