Biography

Adina Roskies is a Professor of Philosophy at Dartmouth College.

Her areas of specialization include philosophy of science, philosophy of cognitive science, and philosophy of mind. At the University of California, San Diego Roskies concurrently earned an MA in Philosophy and an MS in Neuroscience, and received a PhD in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science in 1995. Roskies went on to do a postdoctoral fellowship in cognitive neuroimaging at Washington University with Steven Petersen and Marcus Raichle, using both positron emission tomography (PET), and the then newly developing technique of functional MRI. Following her postdoc, Dr. Roskies became Senior Editor of the neuroscience journal Neuron, a position she held from 1997-1999.

In 1999 Dr. Roskies returned to graduate school at MIT to pursue a second PhD in philosophy, which she completed in 2004. Her philosophical research interests lie at the intersection of philosophy and neuroscience, and include philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and ethics. She was a member of the McDonnell Project in Neurophilosophy, a working group aiming to integrate philosophical thought with neurobiological research. She has published many articles in both philosophy and the neurosciences, among which are several devoted to exploring and articulating issues in neuroethics. Recent awards include the William James Prize and the Stanton Prize, awarded by the Society of Philosophy and Psychology, a Mellon New Directions Fellowship to pursue her interest in neurolaw, and the Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellowship from the Princeton University Center for Human Values. She was a member of the MacArthur Law and Neuroscience Project, and is coeditor of a primer for judges and lawyers on Law and Neuroscience.