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Jennifer Mulnix, PhD



Curriculum Vitae




Liberal Arts 355


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




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

  • 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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