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Dario Cecchini

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

Cox Hall 514

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I’ve been a postdoctoral researcher at NC State University since November 2022. I belong to NeuroComputational Ethics research group, assisting Dr. Dubljević with the NSF project “Virtual Reality Simulations of Moral Decision Making for Autonomous Vehicles”.

I obtained a Ph.D. in moral philosophy in March 2022 at the University of Genoa (Italy) with a dissertation entitled: Sensitive to Reasons: Moral Intuition and the Dual Process Challenge to Ethics. Before enrolling in my Ph.D. program, I studied philosophy at the University of Pisa (MA degree) and the University of Florence (BA degree).

I work on issues at the intersection of moral psychology, moral epistemology, and applied ethics. My current research projects concern moral judgment, the alignment problem for AI, and the ethics of autonomous vehicles.

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Ph.D. Philosophy (Ethics and Politics curriculum) University of Genoa 2022

MA Philosophy University of Pisa 2017

BA Philosophy University of Florence 2015

Area(s) of Expertise

AOS: metaethics (moral psychology, moral epistemology, moral metaphysics)
AOC: ethics, applied ethics, epistemology, deontic logic, metaphysics