I am a philosophy doctoral candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center. I work primarily on issues that arise at the intersection of ethics, epistemology and feminist philosophy. I also have interests in philosophy of art, philosophy of education and experimental philosophy.

I am a co-organizer of the "Towards a Feminist X-Phi" project, with Tomasz Zyglewicz.

 

In my dissertation, I defend a rehabilitated account of personal authenticity. According to this account, actions are authentic when they are motivated by a reason the agent possesses in virtue of what she cares about. I argue that the value of authenticity can explain some otherwise puzzling features of deference to moral and aesthetic testimony.

Miranda Fricker is my dissertation advisor. Noël Carroll and Iakovos Vasiliou sit on my dissertation committee.

I can be reached at shannon.michelle.brick@gmail.com