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Hagop Sarkissian
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: Baruch College|Graduate Center
Degrees/Diplomas: MA University of Toronto; PhD Duke
Research Interests: Moral Psychology, Chinese Philosophy, Metaethics, Cognitive Science of Religion
Recent Courses Taught
  • Chinese Philosophy, Fall 2018

Representative Publications
  • Sarkissian, H and Phelan, M. 2019. “Moral objectivism and a punishing God.” Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 80:1-7

  • Sarkissian, H. 2018. “Neo-Confucianism, experimental philosophy, and the trouble with intuitive methods.” British Journal for the History of Philosophy 26.5:812-828

  • De Freitas, J., Sarkissian, H., Newman, G.E., Grossmann, I., De Brigard, F., Luco, A., and Knobe, J. 2018. “Consistent belief in a good true self in misanthropes and three interdependent cultures.” Cognitive Science (S1):134-160

  • Sarkissian, H. 2017. “Folk platitudes as the explananda of philosophical metaethics: Are they accurate? And do they help or hinder inquiry?” Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research 34:565-575

  • Sarkissian, H. 2017. “Situationism, manipulation, and objective self-awareness.” Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 20:489–503

  • Sarkissian, H. 2016. “Aspects of folk morality: objectivism and relativism.” In The Blackwell Companion to Experimental Philosophy. Edited by Wesley Buckwalter and Justin Sytsma.

  • Sarkissian, H. 2015. “When you think it’s bad it’s worse than you think: Psychological bias and the ethics of negative character assessments”. In The Philosophical Challenge from China. Brian Bruya (Ed.). MIT Press.

  • Sarkissian, H. 2014. “Is self-regulation a burden or a virtue? A comparative perspective.” In The Philosophy and Psychology of Character and Happiness: An Empirical Approach to Character and Happiness. Nancy E. Snow and Franco V. Trivigno (Ed.). (pp. 181-196). Routledge Press.

  • Knobe, J., Buckwalter, W., Robbins, P., Sarkissian, H., Sommers, T., and Nichols, S. 2012. “Experimental philosophy.” Annual Review of Psychology 63.1:81-99

  • Sarkissian, H., Park, J., Tien, D., Wright, J., Knobe, J. 2011. Folk moral relativism. Mind & Language, 26(4), 482-505.

  • Sarkissian, H. 2010. “The darker side of Daoist primitivism” The Journal of Chinese Philosophy 37.2:312-329

  • Sarkissian, H. 2010. Confucius and the effortless life of virtue. History of Philosophy Quarterly 27(1), 1-16.

  • Sarkissian, H. 2010. Minor tweaks, major payoffs: The problems and promise of situationism in moral philosophy. Philosopher’s Imprint 10(9), 1-15.