Dr. Brian Robinson
Assistant Professor, Philosophy

Brian Robinson

Dr. Brian Robinson

Dr. Robinson is a native Texan who has come back home after living "abroad" in New York, New Jersey, Colorado, and Michigan. Before coming to TAMUK, he was a Post-doctoral Fellow at Michigan State University, Visiting Assistant Professor at Grand Valley State University, and completed his doctorate at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. While he misses NYC (his second home), he's delighted to be back in Texas.

Among his research interests are experimental philosophy (yes, that's actually a thing), moral psychology, virtue ethics, and philosophy of language. Much of his recent research has focused on the paradox of intellectual humility. Intuitively, one can't truthfully brag about being humble. This paradox creates problems for measuring people's intellectual humility, a problem Robinson and colleagues on a grant have worked to overcome by developing new psychometrically validated methods for measuring this virtue. 

Dr. Robinson also is an on-going collaborator with the Toolbox Project, a initiative that uses philosophy to enhance collaboration in interdisciplinary scientific research. He carries this central idea of this project into the classroom: philosophy is everywhere and learning to think and dialogue philosophically can help in any occupation or pursuit in life. 


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This page was last updated on: January 13, 2017