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Jennifer Hawkins, Associate Research Professor    editJennifer Hawkins

Jennifer Hawkins (Ph.D. 2000, Princeton) joined the Duke faculty in 2010.

Hawkins is the author of Faring Well (Oxford, forthcoming).  In 2020-21, she was on sabbatical in Oxford, with the support of an ACLS faculty fellowship.  In Trinity term, she was a Plumer Visiting Fellow at St. Anne's College, Oxford.  In 2023-24, she holds a Visiting Faculty Fellowship in the Murphy Institute at Tulane University. 

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Ph.D., Princeton University, 2000
M.A., Princeton University, 1997
B.A., Reed College, 1994

Research Interests:

"Well-Being: What Matters Beyond the Mental?," Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics 4 (2015): 210-35 

"Well-Being, Time, and Dementia," Ethics 124 (2014): 507-42.
Teaching (Fall 2024):
  • PHIL 290.01, Special topics in philosophy Synopsis
    Crowell 107, MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
  • PHIL 590S.01, Special fields seminar (top) Synopsis
    West Duke 204, M 01:25 PM-03:55 PM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)
  • Hawkins, J. "Affect, Values and Problems Assessing Decision-Making Capacity.." The American journal of bioethics : AJOB (June, 2023): 1-12. [doi]  [abs]
  • Hawkins, J. "Theory Without Theories: Well-Being, Ethics, and Medicine.." The Journal of medicine and philosophy 46.6 (December, 2021): 656-683. [doi]  [abs]
  • Hawkins, J. "Why even a liberal can justify limited paternalistic intervention in anorexia nervosa." Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology 28.2 (January, 2021): 155-158. [doi]
  • Hawkins, J. "Further Reflections: Surrogate Decisionmaking When Significant Mental Capacities are Retained.." Cambridge quarterly of healthcare ethics : CQ : the international journal of healthcare ethics committees 30.1 (January, 2021): 192-198. [doi]  [abs]
  • Hawkins, J. "Diversity of meaning and the value of a concept: Comments on anna Alexandrova's a philosophy for the science of well-being." Res Philosophica 96.4 (January, 2019): 529-535. [doi]

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