Robert M. Kelly

Bakersfield College

I received my MA and Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University at Buffalo in 2016 and 2021, respectively. My specializations are in metaphysics (dispositions, free will), philosophy of medicine (addiction, disease), and bioethics. My past research has also included work in experimental philosophy, cognitive science of religion, and ethics, and I am currently just beginning to explore my new interests in teaching philosophy (especially to first-year non-majors). My dissertation ("Understanding Addiction") was, broadly speaking, on the nature of addiction. I defended a dispositionalist account of addiction, argued that addiction research should sys…

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