Devin Curry

Visiting Assistant Professor, Perry-Williams Postdoctoral Fellow - Philosophy

Office: Scovel 002
Phone: 330-287-1952
Email: dcurry@wooster.edu
Website

Degrees

  • B.A., The College of William & Mary 2011
  • M.A., York University 2012
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania 2018

Courses Taught

  • Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science
  • Human Nature
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Ancient Philosophy

Publications

  • “Beliefs as inner causes: the (lack of) evidence”, Philosophical Psychology, Vol. 31, Iss. 6, 850–877 (2018)
  • “Cartesian critters can’t remember”, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Vol. 69, 72–85 (2018)
  • “Cabbage à la Descartes”, Ergo, Vol. 3, No. 24, 609–637 (2016)

Research Interests

Curry specializes in philosophy of mind and the history and philosophy of psychology. His current research focuses on the nature of belief and other mental phenomena—such as values, habits, memories, and intelligencethat lay people and cognitive scientists invoke in order to mark differences between creatures with minds. Additional teaching interests include the history of philosophy, epistemology, philosophy of race and ethnicity, moral psychology and neuroethics, and the history and philosophy of biology.