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Jennifer Morton

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Jennifer Morton

Assistant Professor
Philosophy Undergraduate Advisor


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Professor Morton is an assistant professor of philosophy at the City College of New York. Her areas of research are philosophy of action, moral philosophy, philosophy of education, and political philosophy. She received her Ph.D. in philosophy from Stanford University in 2008 and her A.B. from Princeton University in 2002. She has published papers in the European Journal of Philosophy, the Journal of Political Philosophy, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Research and Theory in Education, among others. She has been awarded a Spencer Foundation grant for her work in Philosophy of Education.

Starting in the Fall of 2014, she will be the undergraduate philosophy advisor. If you are a major or considering majoring in philosophy, you can make an appointment to talk to her by clicking here.

Recent Publications

Molding Conscientious, Hard-Working, and Perseverant Students (Social Philosophy and Policy, Volume 31, Issue 2, Fall 2014)

Of Reasons and Recognition, with Sarah Paul. (Analysis, 2014)

Review of David Shoemaker (ed.), Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility. Vol. 1. (Ethics, October 2014)

Structured Paternalism and Political Legitimacy: A Review of Sigal Ben-Porath's Tough Choices: Structured Paternalism and the Landscape of Choice (Educational Theory, Forthcoming)

Review of Nancy Cartwright and Jeremy Hardie's Evidence-Based Policy: A Practical Guide to Doing It Better (Theory and Research in Education, Forthcoming)

Unequal Classrooms: What Online Education Cannot Teach, The Conversation at the Chronicle of Higher Education, July 29th, 2013

Cultural Code-Switching: Straddling the Achievement Gap (Journal of Political Philosophy)

Deliberating for our Far Future Selves (Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, DOI10.1007/s10677-012-9391-2.)

The Non-Cognitive Challenge to a Liberal Egalitarian Education (Theory and Research in Education, November 2011, vol. 9, no.3)

Toward an Ecological Theory of the Norms of Practical Deliberation (European Journal of Philosophy, Volume 19, Issue 4, pages 561–584, December 2011 )

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