Devlin Russell

Visiting Assistant Professor
PhD, Philosophy
University of Toronto

Contact Information:

135 Park Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260-4150

Phone: (716) 645-2444
Email: phi-philosophy@buffalo.edu

Personal Website: Devlin Russell

Devlin Russell

Research Statement

Devlin Russell has constructed and deployed a developmental theory of intention to explain future-directed intention, acting with an intention, practical knowledge, and the distinctive role intention plays in human lives. Russell aims to refine and extend this theory to better understand ethics and the mind.

Areas of Specialization

Ethics and Philosophy of Action

Current Research

Intention; Practical Reasoning; Practical Knowledge; Action Explanation

Courses

  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art

Selected Publications

  • “Sub-actions and Practical Knowledge: How to Solve the Problem of Causal Deviance and Demystify Non-observational Knowledge.” (in preparation)
  • “On a Need-to-Know Basis: A New Theory of Privacy.” (in preparation)