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Dr Kathryn B. Francis – University of Reading

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Dr Kathryn B. Francis




Areas of Interest

My interests lie in moral psychology and moral philosophy (particularly judgment-behaviour discrepancy in moral decision-making) as well as in the context- and stakes-sensitivity of knowledge ascriptions. I adopt empirical approaches to the investigation of both moral and epistemological phenomena. Recently, I have utilised virtual reality to investigate simulated moral actions in high emotionally-arousing moral dilemmas.

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Affiliations (see personal webpage for more information):
Department of Philosophy, University of Reading
School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading

Research groups / Centres

  • Centre for Cognition Research at the University of Reading
  • Cognovo at Plymouth University
  • CINNergies at the University of Reading



  • Terbeck, S., & Francis, K. B., (2018). We should if we could, but we cant. Experimental problems with moral enhancement. In: Hauskeller, M. Moral Enhancement. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.




  • Francis, K. B. (2015, October). [Review of the book Making mind: Moral sense and consciousness in philosophy, science, and literature, by G. F. Tague]. Leonardo, 48, 493-494  

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