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Jennifer Mulnix, PhD

Professor

Philosophy

Curriculum Vitae

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Education

2006University of IowaPhD
2004University of IowaMA
1999University of Nebraska-Omaha,BA

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

An introduction to philosophy as the persistent and methodical attempt to think clearly about universal problems of human life, such as ways of knowing and studies in value.

An introduction to philosophy as the persistent and methodical attempt to think clearly about universal problems of human life, such as ways of knowing and studies in value.

Intensive study of writing within philosophy, focusing on developing student facility with primary and secondary sources, critical analysis, and utilizing traditional library and internet research methods, with emphasis on technical writing skills for the discipline. Course topics may vary by semester.

Study under the supervision of a faculty member in an area not otherwise part of the discipline's course offerings. Conditions and hours to be arranged.

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

An introduction to philosophy as the persistent and methodical attempt to think clearly about universal problems of human life, such as ways of knowing and studies in value.

An examination of the ethical aspects of the health care professions and the impact of ethical issues on the professional's life. Topics include: responsibility, conscience, professional codes of ethics, privacy, informed consent, access to health care, loss and death.
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An introduction to philosophy as the persistent and methodical attempt to think clearly about universal problems of human life, such as ways of knowing and studies in value.
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Research

Research interests

  • Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Happiness, Critical Thinking, and Philosophical Pedagogy
  • Ethics, Applied Ethics, Political Philosophy, History of Early Modern Philosophy, Metaphysics, and Asian Philosophy

Select publications

See curriculum vitae for more publications

  • Mulnix, Jennifer Wilson, and M.J. Mulnix (2015).
    Happy Lives, Good Lives: A Philosophical Examination
  • Mulnix, Jennifer Wilson, and M.J. Mulnix, eds. (2015).
    Theories of Happiness: An Anthology
  • Mulnix, Jennifer Wilson (2013).
    Reliabilism and Demon World Victims
    Tópicos, 44, 35-82.
  • Mulnix, Jennifer Wilson (2012).
    Rethinking the A Priori/A Posteriori Distinction
    Logos & Episteme, 3(2), 261-277.
  • Mulnix, Jennifer Wilson (2012).
    “Semantic Externalism, Self-Knowledge, and Slow Switching
    Synthesis Philosophica, 26(2), 375-390.

Dr. Mulnix is a Professor of Philosophy, the Chair of the UMassD Philosophy Department, and President of the American Association of Philosophy Teachers. Most of her current research focuses on happiness and well-being. She is also interested in Buddhism as well as theories of knowledge and the mind. Dr. Mulnix has two published books (co-authored with M.J. Mulnix of Salem State University): Happy Lives, Good Lives: A Philosophical Examination and Theories of Happiness: An Anthology from Broadview Press. She loves philosophy, comedy, watching movies and sports, playing tennis, watercolor painting, and traveling around the world.

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