Daniel Moseley, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow


I am a philosopher by training who is interested in mental health ethics, law, and policy. I am particularly interested in conceptual and ethical issues involved in evaluating the effectiveness and quality of mental health care and services.



I am working with Dr. Jeffrey Swanson on projects in public health law and policy, including psychiatric advance directives and policies for reducing firearms violence.



  • 2010 Ph.D. in Philosophy, The University of Virginia (UVA)
  • 2005 M.A. in Philosophy, UVA
  • 2001 B.A. in Philosophy, Virginia Commonwealth University



  • Jan. 2013- Dec.2014, T32 Postdoctoral Fellow in Healthcare Quality and Patient Outcomes, School of Nursing, UNC-CH
  • July 2011-present, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UNC-CH.
  • July 2010-December 2012, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, UNC-CH



Edited Volumes

  • Philosophy and Psychiatry: Problems, Intersections and New Perspectives (with Gary J. Gala) New York: Routledge, under contract: pending external review, forthcoming 2015.
  • The Moral and Political Implications of the DSM-5, Special Issue of Public Affairs Quarterly, Vol. 29, No. 1, forthcoming January 2015.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • “Revisiting Williams on Integrity,” The Journal of Value Inquiry, 48. 53-68, 2014.
  • “The Consumer Protection Model of Decisional Capacity Evaluations,” (with Gary J.Gala) Southwest Philosophy Review, Vol. 28, No. 1, January 2013.

Encyclopedia Entries

  • “Human Enhancement,” (with Eric Juengst) in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, edited by Edward Zalta, http://plato.stanford.edu, accepted for publication, forthcoming 2015.
  • “Economics and Ethics,” (with Geoffrey Brennan) in The International Encyclopedia of Ethics, edited by Hugh LaFollette, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.

Book Chapters

  • “On the Nature of Psychopathy,” (with Gary Gala) in The Neurobiology of Social Disruption: Intersectional Perspectives on Psychiatry, Pathology and Society, edited by Fabrice Jotterand and James Giordano, Arlington, VA: Potomic Institute Press, in press: forthcoming 2014.
  • “Self-Creation, Identity and Authenticity: A Study of A History of Violence and Eastern Promises” in The Philosophy of David Cronenberg, edited by Simon Riches, Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2012.

Book Reviews and Invited Commentaries

  • “Paternalism, Autonomy and the Good,” (with Gary J. Gala) Philosophy, Psychiatry, Psychology, Commentary on Brent Kious’s “Autonomy and Value,” Forthcoming 2015.
  • “Review of E. Fuller Torrey’s The Insanity Offense.” Metapsychology. http://metapsychology.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=book&id=4862&cn=392 April 12, 2009.

Other Publications

  • “Reflections on Civil Commitment Law in Virginia.” Bioethics Forum. The Hastings Center. www.bioethicsforum.org/civil-commitment-mental-health-care-reform.asp July 13, 2007.



  • “Psychopathy and Violence,” Affinity Group on Mental Health Ethics, American Society of Bioethics and Humanities, San Diego. October 2014. Invited.
  • “Learning Health Care Systems: Are They Research, Clinical Care, Neither or Both?” Research Ethics Grand Rounds, Panel Participant with Daniel Nelson and Tim Carey, January 2014. Invited.
  • “Neuroethics, Free Will and Criminal Law,” Neuroethics Speaker Series: Public Lecture, UNC-Charlotte, October 2013. Invited.
  • “Neuroethics and Moral Responsibility,” Neuroethics Speaker Series: Faculty Presentation, UNC-Charlotte, October 2013. Invited.
  • “Responsibility for Mental Disorder,” Third Annual Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference, September 2013, Refereed Submission
  • “The Landscape of Psychiatric Interventions,” Conference on Values in Medicine, Science and Technology, University of Texas at Dallas, May 2013, Refereed.
  • Comments on Melinda Hall’s “Untangling Genetic Determinism: The Case of Genetic Abortion,” Eastern Division of the APA, Atlanta, December 2012. Invited.
  • “The Role of Internal Reasons in Psychiatric Evaluation” (with Gary Gala), American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, April 2012, Refereed Submission; North Carolina Philosophical Society, February 2012, Refereed.
  • “Implications of Neuroprediction on Free Will and the Law,” Jon Lepofsky’s Neuroethics Class, Carolina Friends School, February 2012, Invited.


Contact Information
Daniel D. Moseley, Ph.D.
NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow
Services Effectiveness Research Program
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC 27710
919.962.8394, ext.262