Prof. Jennifer Lockhart

Research interests:

Jennifer Lockhart is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Auburn (US). For the 2023-2024 academic year, she is the recipient of a Faculty Research Fellowship in Orthodox Christian Studies at Fordham University (US). She works on contemporary ethics in a manner informed by a sensitive engagement with the history of philosophy. Her published work is in conversation with figures such as Plato, Kierkegaard, and Kant. She has written on topics including moral luck, constitutivism (in relation to ethical non-cognitivism), practical necessity, the normative status of sexual monogamy, and moral worth. Her current project is a book situating Christian ascetic practices within a virtue ethical framework engaging with figures including Plato, Aristotle, John of the Ladder, Kant, and Nietzsche.

Jennifer Lockhart holds a BA in philosophy from The University of Georgia (US) and a PhD in philosophy from the University of Chicago (US). Before going to Auburn in 2012, she held an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities at Stanford University (US).

Selected Publications

“Constitutivism and cognitivism,” with Thomas Lockhart, Philosophical Studies 179: 3705-3727 (2022)

“Clinical reasoning as midwifery: A Socratic model for shared decision making in person-centred care,” with Julie D. Gunby, Nursing Philosophy, 23: 3 (2022)

“Moral Worth and Moral Hobbies,” Ergo, 4: 21 (2017)

“Moral Luck and the Possibility of Agential Disjunctivism,” with Thomas Lockhart, The European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):308-332 (2018)

“Kant and Kierkegaard on Inwardness and Moral Luck,” Philosophical Investigations 38 (3): 251-275 (2015)