Bioethics, Philosophy of Neuroscience, Consciousness
Andrew Peterson is an Assistant Professor (2016-Present) in the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at George Mason University, a Guest Researcher (in residence) at the National Institutes of Health Department of Bioethics (2019-Present), and a Greenwall Faculty Scholar (2018-2021). Previously, he was a Crest Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies in Washington D.C. (2017) and a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar in the Rotman Institute of Philosophy and The Brain and Mind Institute at the University of Western Ontario, Canada (2013-2016).
Dr. Peterson’s research centers on bioethics and the philosophy of neuroscience, with specialization in ethical and epistemological issues related to the scientific study of consciousness. This work has been funded by the Vanier CGS program, the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, and the Greenwall Foundation.
PhD Philosophy, 2016, University of Western Ontario
MA Philosophy, 2011, San Francisco State University
National Post Canada. Alive inside: How do we reach 'vegetative' patients when tests show they're aware of everything? 2019
Vice Magazine. Scientists want to try using shrooms to revive people in vegetative states. 2019
Dana Foundation. Psychedelic treatment for consciousness disorders? 2019
AAAS Eureka Alert. Mason philosophy professor explores the ethics of severe brain injury. 2018
CBC Radio, Ideas From the Trenches. The open mind. 2016
The New Scientist. Portable mind reader gives voice to locked-in people. 2015
San Francisco State University. Philosophy alumnus spotlight. 2014
Western University. Philosophical implications of the new science of consciousness. 2013
Foundation Western. Collaborative spirit benefits graduate student. 2013
Rotman Institute of Philosophy. Philosophy and combat stress. 2012