Joshua Knobe is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science at Yale University, with a PhD from Princeton University.  He is widely acknowledged as the scholar who popularized the field of experimental philosophy -  an emerging field of philosophical inquiry that makes use of empirical data—often gathered through surveys which probe the intuitions of ordinary people—in order to inform research on philosophical questions.  Most of his work involves using experimental methods associated with cognitive science to address the questions associated with philosophy.

Much of his recent research has been concerned with the impact of people's moral judgments on their intuitions about questions that might initially appear to be entirely independent of morality (questions about intention, causation, etc.).