Adam Morton

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Adam Morton, (born John Garibian 1945) is a Canadian philosopher and author.

Morton's work has focused on how we understand one another's behaviour in everyday life, with an emphasis on the role mutual intelligibility plays in cooperative activity. He has also written on ethics, decision-making, philosophy of language and epistemology. His more recent work concerns our vocabulary for evaluating and monitoring our thinking. Morton was Professor of Philosophy from 1980 to 2000 at the University of Bristol in the UK, and is now at the University of British Columbia.

He was president of the Aristotelian Society during 1998/1999[1] and in 2006 was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.[2]


Morton is author of Frames of mind: constraints on the common sense conception of the mental (1980), Disasters and dilemmas: Strategies for real-life decision making (1990), The importance of being understood: folk psychology as ethics (2002), On Evil (2005), Bounded Thinking: intellectual virtues for limited agents (2012), Emotion and Imagination (2013), and two textbooks, A Guide Through the Theory of Knowledge (2002) and Philosophy in Practice (2003).[3] Along with Stephen P. Stich, he co-edited Benacerraf and his Critics (1997).[4]


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