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Michael Brownstein
Position: Associate Professor
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center|John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. Penn State University
Research Interests
  • Philosophy of psychology and cognitive science
  • Political psychology
  • Philosophy of science (especially social science)
  • Moral psychology
  • Ethics (especially applied ethics)
  • Climate change
  • Social change
Representative Publications
  • Brownstein, M. and Levy, N. 2021. Philosophy’s Other Climate Problem. Journal of Social Philosophy. DOI: 10.1111/josp.12396
  • Brownstein, M. 2018. The Implicit Mind: Cognitive Architecture, the Self, and Ethics. Oxford University Press.
  • Brownstein, M., Madva, A. and Gawronski, B. Forthcoming. Understanding Implicit Bias: Putting the Criticism into Perspective. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly.
  • Brownstein, M., Madva, A. and Gawronski, B. 2019. What do implicit measures measure? WIREs Cognitive Science. DOI: 10.1002/wcs.1501
  • Brownstein, M. 2018. Self-Control and Overcontrol: Conceptual, ethical, and ideological issues in positive psychology. The Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 9(3), 585-606.
  • Madva, A. and Brownstein, M. 2018. Stereotypes, Prejudice, and the Taxonomy of the Implicit Social Mind. Noûs, 52(3), 611-644.
  • Brownstein, M. and Michaelson, E. 2015. Doing without Believing: Intellectualism, Knowledge-How, and Belief-Attribution. Synthese, 193(9), 2815-2836.
  • Brownstein, M. 2015. Attributionism and Moral Responsibility for Implicit Bias. The Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 7(4), 765-786.
  • Banaji, M., Bhaskar, R., and Brownstein, M. 2015. When bias is implicit, what should be the model for repairing harm? Current Opinion in Psychology, 6, 183-188.
  • Brownstein, M. 2014. Rationalizing Flow: Agency in Skilled Unreflective Action. Philosophical Studies, 168(2), 545-568.
  • Brownstein, M. and Madva, A. 2012. Ethical Automaticity. Philosophy of the Social Sciences42(1), 67-97.
  • Brownstein, M. and Madva, A. 2012. The Normativity of Automaticity. Mind and Language, 27(4), 410-434.
  • Brownstein, M. 2015/2019. Implicit BiasThe Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (First published Thu Feb 26, 2015; substantive revision Wed Jul 31, 2019). Zalta, E. (Ed.)
Photo Credit: Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University