I’m an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at York University, in Toronto, Canada. I’m also an Adjunct Research Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at Monash University, in Melbourne, Australia.
My research interests lie at the intersection of philosophy of mind and action, metaphysics, and ethics.
From 2017-19, I was a Lecturer (Assistant Professor equivalent) in the Department of Philosophy at Monash University, Australia. From 2016-17, I was a Philosophy and Science of Self-Control Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at Florida State University. From 2014-16, I was a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at The University of Arizona. In 2013-14, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Montreal.
I recently finished writing a monograph (under contract) for Oxford University Press, which develops a naturalistic approach to free will. I also work on ethical issues in artificial intelligence. (Here’s an interview I did recently on the AI Australia podcast on bias in machine-learning systems and a talk I gave at the Responsible AI Meetup in Melbourne, Australia in May 2019.)
In the fall of 2011, I was a visiting graduate fellow at The Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University. In the spring of 2012, I was a visiting short-term scholar in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Arizona.
‘Oisín’ is pronounced Oh-Sheen. Just say “Sheen,” as in “Martin Sheen,” then stick an “Oh” in front.