Leverhulme Trust Award

Associate Professor Neil Levy is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow, currently based at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Melbourne. Prior to taking up this position, he was Principal Fellow at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne, and Director of Research at the Oxford Centre for Neuroethics, Oxford. From 2015, he will be Professor of Philosophy at Macquarie University, Sydney. He is a wide ranging philosopher, who has published extensively on many topics including free will and moral responsibility, philosophy of mind and psychology and applied ethics. He is the author of Neuroethics (Cambridge University Press, 2007), Hard Luck (Oxford University Press, 2011), and Consciousness and Moral Responsibility (Oxford University Press. 2014), among other books.

His visit will focus on the nature of self-control, especially with regard to its psychological underpinnings and on the nature of implicit attitudes: apparently unconscious attitudes, often in conflict with endorsed beliefs.

The Centre would like to thank the Leverhulme Trust for their generous support for this visit. The Leverhulme Trust was established by the Will of William Hesketh Lever, the founder of Lever Brothers. Since 1925 the Trust has provided grants and scholarships for research and education. Today, it is one of the largest all-subject providers of research funding in the UK, distributing over £60m a year. For more information about the Trust, please visit www.leverhulme.ac.uk 

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