Seán Pierce

Seán Pierce
Graduate Student in Residence

Office Location

South Hall 2432X


Research Interests

  • Meta-ontology
  • Metaphysics
  • Ethics
  • Applied Ethics


  • University College Dublin (BA)
  • University College Dublin (MA)


I’m originally from Dublin, Ireland. When not doing philosophy, I enjoy watching movies, tv shows, documentaries, etc.  I’m also partial to a game of pool, singing, playing guitar, and some spikeball at the beach.  


My primary research interest is ordinary object metaphysics. In particular, I am interested in a view called 'non-eliminative mereological nihilism'. I am also interested in the intersection of ethics and implicit bias. My qualifying paper argued that behavioural expressions of implicit bias are often instances of 'mere moral failure'.