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Kevin Tobia
Research Fellow, ETH Zürich

is a research fellow at ETH Zürich. His work has appeared in the Yale Law Journal and the American Philosophical Quarterly, among others. He lives in Zürich.

Written by Kevin Tobia

Essay/
Philosophy of mind
Change becomes you

Being the same person over time is not about holding on to every aspect of your current self but about changing purposefully

Kevin Tobia

Essay/
Ethics
The Phineas Gage effect

When someone changes for the worse, we see a totally different person. But what happens if the change is for the better?

Kevin Tobia