PhD, University of Chicago
Jennifer Lockhart 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. In a recent paper, she collaborates with a nurse midwife to put the contemporary practice of midwifery in dialogue with Plato's philosophy in order to develop a model for shared decision making in clinical contexts. 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.
19th-century philosophy, Kierkegaard, Kant