Samuel Reis-Dennis

Hecht-Levi Fellow

Samuel Reis-Dennis received his PhD in philosophy from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He specializes in normative ethics and moral psychology, concentrating in particular on the role of negative emotions (such as anger, sadness, and disappointment) in moral life, and how an understanding of these attitudes can contribute to a better theory of responsible agency. During his Hecht-Levi fellowship, Sam is focusing on the ethics of blame as a response to medical error.