Zina Ward


My interests lie in philosophy of cognitive science, moral psychology, social epistemology, and general philosophy of science. My dissertation explores how cognitive scientists deal with individual differences in their research. Recently I have also been thinking about whether there are mathematical, non-causal explanations in neuroscience; what a naturalized account of weakness of will would look like; and the role of non-epistemic values in climate science.

Currently I am a member of the Pitt/CMU Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition and Pitt’s Climate and Global Change Center. I have a BA in Philosophy and Economics from Williams College and an MPhil in HPS from Cambridge University.