About Dr Sam Shpall

Dr. Shpall’s main interests are in ethics and moral psychology; aesthetics, especially the interpretation and value of art; the philosophy of action; social and political philosophy; and the philosophy of law.

Sam Shpall is a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in 2011, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow there from 2011-2013. From 2013-2015 he was the Postdoctoral Associate in Law and Philosophy at Yale University, and a Lecturer at the Yale Law School. He also taught philosophy in four New York State Correctional Facilities from 2014-2015 as a faculty member of the Bard Prison Initiative.