Eric Sampson was a Junior Faculty Fellow with the Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics during the 2020-2021 year. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy in 2020 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He specializes in ethics and epistemology and has interests in political philosophy, philosophy of religion, and philosophy, politics, and economics (PPE).
He has written about whether the existence of widespread moral and political disagreement undermines our views about those topics, whether morality is invented or discovered, the nature of intellectual courage, and moral nihilism. This work has been published in, among other places, the Journal of Philosophy, Philosophical Studies, Oxford Studies in Metaethics, The Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, and Res Philosophica.
He has taught a number of courses in applied ethics and political philosophy including The Ethics of War, Medical Ethics, PPE (philosophy, politics, and economics), and Political Philosophy. At Georgetown, he taught Business Ethics and a course on Technology and Ethics.