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Stephanie Leary

Stephanie LearyOscar R. Ewing Visiting Assistant Professor

Office: Sycamore Hall 024
Email: learys at


  • University of Washington, B.A., 2009.
  • Rutgers University, Ph.D., Philosophy, 2016.

Stephanie Leary received her B.A. from the University of Washington in 2009 and her Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 2016. Her research focuses primarily on questions nested at the intersection of metaethics, metaphysics, and epistemology: whether normative properties like being good, being a reason, being rational, and so onare natural or non-natural properties; what role metaphysical explanation plays in the debate about whether normative properties are natural or non-natural; whether there are practical reasons for belief; and whether an account of what metaphysically explains why some consideration is a reason should be unified for practical and epistemic reasons. She has two forthcoming papers: “Non-naturalism and Normative Necessities”, which will appear in Oxford Studies in Metaethics Volume 12, and “In Defense of Practical Reasons for Belief”, which is forthcoming in Australasian Journal of Philosophy.

Stephanie also has research interests in normative ethics, moral psychology, and philosophy of language. More information about her current projects can be found at