I’m a Lecturer (Assistant Professor equivalent) in the Department of Philosophy at Monash University, in Melbourne, Australia. In August 2020, I will join the Department of Philosophy at York University, in Toronto, Canada, as an Assistant Professor (tenure-track).
My research interests lie at the intersection of philosophy of mind and action, metaphysics, and ethics. I also work on ethical issues related to artificial intelligence. (Here is an interview I did recently on the AI Australia podcast on the topic of bias in machine-learning systems.)
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’m currently writing a monograph (under contract) for Oxford University Press, which develops a realist theory of free agency.
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.