Jennifer Hawkins
  • Jennifer Hawkins

  • Associate Research Professor of Philosophy
  • Philosophy
  • Education

      • Ph.D.,
      • Princeton University,
      • 2002
      • M.A.,
      • Princeton University,
      • 1997
      • B.A.,
      • Reed College,
      • 1994
  • Recent Publications

      • J Hawkins.
      • "The experience machine and the experience requirement."
      • scopus
      • The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Well-Being.
      • (2015)
      • :
      • 355-364.
      • J Hawkins.
      • "What’s Good for Them? Best Interests and Severe Disorders of Consciousness."
      • manual
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      • Finding Consciousness.
      • Ed. W Sinnott-Armstrong.
      • Oxford University Press (OUP),
      • (2015)
      • .
      • J Hawkins.
      • "Decision-Making Capacity and Value."
      • manual
      • .
      • Philosophy and Psychiatry: Problems, Intersections and New Perspectives.
      • Ed. D Moseley and G Gala.
      • Routledge,
      • (2015)
      • .
      • J Hawkins.
      • "Well-Being: What Matters Beyond the Mental?."
      • Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics
      • 4
      • Oxford University Press,
      • (2015)
      • :
      • 210-235.
      • [web]
      • J Hawkins.
      • "Well-being, time, and dementia."
      • Ethics
      • 124
      • .3
      • (2014)
      • :
      • 507-542.
      • [web]
      Publication Description

      Philosophers concerned with what would be good for a person sometimes consider a person's past desires. Indeed, some theorists have argued by appeal to past desires that it is in the best interests of certain dementia patients to die. I reject this conclusion. I consider three different ways one might appeal to a person's past desires in arguing for conclusions about the good of such patients, finding flaws with each. Of the views I reject, the most interesting one is the view that prudential value is, at least partly, concerned with the shape of a life as a whole. © 2014 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved.

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  • Teaching

    • PHIL 218.01
      • ISSUES IN MEDICAL ETHICS
      • West Duke 108B
      • MW 04:40 PM-05:55 PM
    • PHIL 701S.02
      • SPECIAL FIELDS IN PHIL (SEM)
      • West Duke 204
      • Th 01:40 PM-04:10 PM