Associate Professor of Philosophy
College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award
Daniel Kelly began teaching at Purdue in 2007, after receiving his PhD in philosophy from Rutgers University. At Purdue, Dan is involved with the Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion and the Building Sustainable Communities cluster group. In 2013, Dan was named a University Faculty Scholar. He is a founding member of the Moral Psychology Research Group, which includes like-minded philosophers and psychologists investigating morality from both philosophical and empirical perspectives. Dan’s research interests lie at the intersection of the philosophy of mind, cognitive science, and moral theory. He is the author of Yuck! The Nature and Moral Significance of Disgust, and has published papers on moral judgment, social norms, responsibility, racial cognition, cross-cultural diversity, and David Foster Wallace. He enjoys frequently teaching Introduction to Philosophy and Philosophy of Mind, and has also taught courses on logic, panpsychism, moral psychology, concepts, the philosophy of biology, the evolution of human cognition, the nature of the self, the conceptual foundations of cognitive science, and madness and culture-bound syndromes. He likes a good argument.