Paul Carron, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy in the BIC
In broad terms, I explore various issues in the philosophical subfield of moral psychology. In particular, I seek to discern the capacities—intellectual, emotional, psychological, and/or neurological—that allow us to hold each other morally responsible for our actions. I am especially interested in putting Aristotle and Kierkegaard into dialogue with empirical research in moral and social psychology. I am the coordinator of a team-taught course, Social World I: The City and the Soul in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core. I also regularly teach a course on virtue theory and social psychology, and a biblical ethics course.
Areas of Specialization
Moral Psychology, Virtue Ethics, Søren Kierkegaard, Aristotle: Ethics
Areas of Interest
Philosophy of Action, Philosophy of Mind, Meta-Ethics, Classical Greek Philosophy