Hi, and welcome to my site.  I am an academic philosopher working on issues in moral and political philosophy and moral psychology.  At the most general level, my research examines the role that moral and political concepts play in our cognitive and social lives, and the extent to which these concepts live up to what we expect of them.  I am currently writing a book on the role that these types of normative concepts play in solving practical problems, defending a multi-dimensional account of what makes them “fruitful” for this purpose.  The book is tentatively entitled The Fruitfulness of Normative Concepts and is under contract with Oxford University Press.

I am currently an assistant professor of philosophy at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center.  I was previously a postdoctoral fellow at the Australian National University, and I received my Ph.D. from Yale in 2015.

Have a look around here, where you’ll find more information about my work, teaching, and broader interests.  You can also view a recent copy of my CV by clicking here.

You can email me at matthew.lindauer@brooklyn.cuny.edu.