Philosophy @ MIT -- Daniel Muñoz


Academic homepage of Daniel Muñoz.

Daniel Muñoz

I'm a 5th-year PhD student in philosophy at MIT. In July 2019, I will become a Lecturer (assistant professor) at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, where I’ll be teaching courses on moral theory and human rights.

My dissertation argues that we have the same basic moral rights against ourselves as against anyone else, and that these rights set the limits of morality's demands.

Dissertation title: What We Owe to Ourselves: Essays on Rights and Supererogation.

My committee: Kieran Setiya & Tamar Schapiro (co-chairs), Caspar Hare.

 Photo by Ben Hale  Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, 2018

Photo by Ben Hale

Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, 2018


Defeaters and Disqualifiers (forthcoming) – in Mind.

Thinking, Acting, Considering (2018) – in The Australasian Journal of Philosophy.

Not Knowing Everything That Matters (2014) – in The Philosopher's Magazine, with Jonathan Dancy.

Other Papers

All Reasons Are Moral
Better to Do Wrong (about to rewrite)
From Rights to Prerogatives (R&R)
Grounding Nonexistence
Supererogation and Rational Choice

About 'Muñoz'
You can type ‘ñ' on a PC by hitting ctrl+shift+` then 'n'. (Think of it as ctrl-tilde.) On a Mac, press option+n then 'n'.
As for pronunciation, I say “moon-YOSE,” but “MOON-yoze” or anything remotely close is perfectly fine. (The enye represents an alveolo-palatal nasal stop, 'ɲ' in IPA, if that helps.)