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Jennifer Hawkins, Associate Research Professor of Philosophy and Core Faculty in the Duke Initiative for Science & Society    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 is on sabbatical in Oxford, with the support of an ACLS faculty fellowship.  In Trinity term, she is a Plumer Visiting Fellow at St. Anne's College, Oxford.

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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 2021):
  • PHIL 217.01, Intro to ethical theory Synopsis
    East Duke 204D, MW 12:00 PM-01:15 PM
  • PHIL 590S.02, Special fields seminar (top) Synopsis
    West Duke 204, M 03:30 PM-06:00 PM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)
  • 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]
  • Hawkins, J. "Artistic creativity and suffering." Creativity and Philosophy. Routledge, 2018. 152-169. [doi]  [abs]
  • Hawkins, J. "Barnes, Elizabeth. The Minority Body: A Theory of Disability. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. Pp. 160. $45.00 (cloth).." Ethics 128.2 (January, 2018): 462-467. [doi]
  • Hawkins, J. "Decision-Making Capacity and Value." Philosophy and Psychiatry: Problems, Intersections and New Perspectives. Ed. Moseley,, D; Gala,, G. Routledge, 2016. 204-213.
  • Hawkins, J. "The Experience Machine and the Experience Requirement." The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Well-Being. Ed. Fletcher,, G. Routledge, 2016. 355-365.

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