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Jennifer Ann Frey

Curriculum Vitae

Employment

University of South Carolina, Assistant Professor, Philosophy Department, 2013-present

University of Chicago, Collegiate Division Assistant Professor of Humanities and Harper Schmidt Fellow, 2012-13

Education

University of Pittsburgh, Ph.D. in Philosophy, Summer 2012

Dissertation: “The Will and the Good” Supervisor: Michael Thompson Committee: John McDowell, Kieran Setiya, Stephen Engstrom, Anselm Mueller

Indiana University, Bloomington, B.A., magna cum laude in Philosophy and Medieval Studies; minor in Classics, December 2000.

Areas of Specialization

Action, Ethics, Metaethics, History of Ethics

Areas of Competence

Medieval Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Religion, Feminist theory

Publications

Books

  1.  Self-Transcendence and Virtue: Perspectives from Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology (edited with Candace Vogler), under contract, Routledge, forthcoming Fall 2018.

Papers

  1. “Anscombe on Practical Truth,” in The Anscombean Mind, under contract, Routledge, forthcoming.
  2. “Negligence: An Ansombean Account,” in Agency, Negligence, and Responsibility, under contract, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming, 2018.
  3.  “Temperance: Self-Control as Self-Transcendence,” in Neglected Virtue, edited by Glen Pettigrove, Routledge, forthcoming, 2018.
  4. “Practical Knowledge and Double Effect” in Intention and Double Effect, edited by John O’Callaghan, University of Notre Dame Press, forthcoming, 2018.
  5. “Neo-Aristotelian Ethical Naturalism,” in The Cambridge Companion to Natural Law Ethics, under contract, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2018.
  6. “Aquinas on Sin, Self-Love, and Self-Transcendence,” in Self-Transcendence and Virtue: Perspectives from Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology, edited by Jennifer A. Frey and Candace Vogler, Routledge, forthcoming, 2018.
  7. “How to be an Ethical Naturalist” in Philippa Foot on Goodness and Virtue, edited by John Hacker-Wright, Palgrave MacMillan, 2018.
  8. “G.E.M. Anscombe on the Analogical Unity of Intention in Perception and Action” (with Christopher Frey), Analytic Philosophy, 58:3, 202-247, September 2017.
  9. “Critical Notice: The Capacious and Consistent Mind of Elizabeth Anscombe,” International Journal of Philosophical Studies, 24:2, 252-262, March 2016.
  10. “Was Leibniz an Egoist?” in The Journal of the History of Philosophy, vol. 54, no. 4 (2016) 601-624.
  11. “Analytic Philosophy of Action: A Very Brief History” in Philosophical News (7), November 2013.

Works in Progress

  1. “Practical Knowledge and the Good” [under revise and resubmit]
  2. “Against Autonomy: Why Practical Reason Cannot Be Pure”
  3. Practical Reason, Knowledge, and Truth: Essays on Aristotelian Themes [co-edited with Christopher Frey, under review]
  4. “Anscombe and Aquinas” [invited contribution to The Oxford Handbook of Elizabeth Anscombe, edited by Roger Teichmann, under contract]
  5. “Happiness and Constitutivism in Thomas Aquinas”
  6. “Rethinking Clarke’s Rationalism”
  7. Action, Virtue, and Human Goodness [book manuscript in progress]

Book Reviews

  1. Review of Julia Peters, ed., Aristotelian Ethics in Contemporary Perspective, Journal of Moral Philosophy, 13 (3), 2016.
  2. Review of Eric Wiland, Reasons, Ethics, 126 (1), October 2015.
  3. Review of Stephen Brown, Moral Virtue and Human Nature: A Defense of Ethical Naturalism, International Journal of Philosophical Studies, 17 (2009), pp. 758-762. 

Fellowships, Awards, and Grants

  1. Humanities Grant, Office of the Provost (10K), “Action, Virtue, and Human Goodness.”
  2. Co-PI of grant ($2.1 million), “Virtue, Happiness, and Meaning of Life, John Templeton Foundation, 2015-2017
  3. Associate Member, DFG Netzwerk grant, “Praktisches Denken und Gutes Handeln,” 2012-present.
  4. Travel Grant, University of Pittsburgh, 2012, 2008
  5. Provost Development Dissertation Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 2009-10
  6. Travel Grant, University College Dublin, March 2009
  7. Andrew Mellon Dissertation Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh 2008-09
  8. Faculty of Arts and Sciences Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh 2006-07.
  9. Teaching Fellow Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 2003-2006, 2007-08
  10. Andrew Mellow Predoctoral Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 2002-03

Talks (* denotes invited)

  1. TBA, Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture*, February 2019.
  2. TBA, Columbia University*, October 2018.
  3. “Practical Truth,” Universität Leipzig*, July 2018.
  4. TBA, Coastal Carolina University*, department of philosophy, April 2018.
  5. “Self-Transcendence and the Meaning of Life,” Coastal Carolina University*, Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values, April 2018.
  6. “Is Ethical Naturalism a Natural Law Theory?” Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, April 2018.
  7. TBA, New York University-Abu Dhabi*, March 2018.
  8. “Virtue and Meaning of Life,” Keynote speaker, Muslim-Christian workshop on philosophy, religion, and science, American University of Sharjah, March 2018.
  9. “Virtue and Happiness,” Keynote speaker, Muslim-Christian workshop on philosophy, religion, and science, American University of Sharjah*, March 2018.
  10. “GEM Anscombe and the Analogical Unity of Perception and Action,” workshop on action and perception, University of Chicago*, May 2018.
  11. “What does action theory have to do with ethics?” Keynote speaker for conference on Elizabeth Anscombe, University of Notre Dame*, January 2018.
  12. “Walker Percy and Southern Thomism,” Eastern Division APA (Savannah)*, January 2018.
  13. “Practical Reason and Practical Truth,” University of Pittsburgh, May 2017.
  14. “Self-Love and Self-Transcendence”, Keynote speaker for workshop on Happiness and Meaning in Life, University of Stockholm*, May 2017.
  15. “The Importance of Practical Truth,” Workshop on Practical Truth, University of South Carolina, April 2017.
  16. “Practical Knowledge and Practical Wisdom,” Oxford University, January 2017.
  17. “Practical Knowledge and Practical Wisdom,” Working group meeting for “Virtue, Happiness, and Meaning of Life,” University of South Carolina, December 2016.
  18. “Action, Practical Knowledge and the Good,” Workshop on Anscombe’s Intention, Florida State University*, December 2016.
  19. “How To Be An Ethical Naturalist,” Baylor University*, November 2016.
  20. “Temperance: Self-Control as Self-Transcendence,”Annual Meeting of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, San Francisco, November 2016.
  21. “Action, Practical Knowledge, and the Good,” Tulane University*, September, 2016
  22. “Action, Practical Knowledge, and the Good,” Universität Leipzig*, July 2016.
  23. “Aquinas on Sin and Self-Love,” Working group meeting for “Virtue, Happiness, and Meaning of Life,” University of Chicago, June 2016.
  24. “Aquinas on Sin and Self-Love,”Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, June 2016.
  25. “Aquinas on Sin and Self-Love,” Center for Philosophy of Religion, University of Notre Dame*, May 2016.
  26. “Practical Knowledge and Double Effect,” Workshop on Negligence, Omissions, and Responsibility,” University of Birmingham*, UK, March 2016.
  27. “Happiness and Constitutivism in Thomas Aquinas,” Working group meeting for “Virtue, Happiness, and Meaning of Life” project, University of South Carolina, December 2015.
  28. “Action, Practical Knowledge, and the Good,” Northwestern University*, October 2015.
  29. “Action, Practical Knowledge, and the Good,” University of Tennessee-Knoxville, September 2015.
  30. “How To Be An Ethical Naturalist,”University of Auckland*, August 2015.
  31.  “Aquinas on the Distinction between Animate and Inanimate,” Mt. St. Mary College*, June 2015.
  32. “Anscombe on Practical Reason” American Catholic Philosophical Association Meeting*, October 2014.
  33. “How To Be An Ethical Naturalist”  Workshop on Philippa Foot’s ethical naturalism*, CSMN-Oslo, September 2014.
  34. “Against Autonomy” Universität Leipzig*, July 2014.
  35. “Against Autonomy” Yongsei University*, June 2014
  36. “Against Autonomy”  Saint Louis Annual Conference on Reasons and Rationality (SLACRR) St. Louis, May 2014
  37. “Practical Knowledge and Double Effect” University of Notre Dame*, March 2014
  38. “Nature, Virtue, and Happiness” Franciscan University Steubenville*, September 2013
  39.  “Why Freedom Requires Nature” Mt. St. Mary College*, June 2013
  40.  “How Universal Are Practically Rational Norms?” Franke Institute for the Humanities, University of Chicago, May 2013
  41.  “What is a Practically Rational Animal?”  University of Chicago*, University of South Carolina*, February 2013.
  42.  “Natural and Practical Normativity” Franke Institute for the Humanities, University of Chicago, October 2012
  43. “Was Leibniz an Egoist?” Early Modern Workshop*, University of Chicago, October 2012
  44.  “How To Be An Ethical Naturalist” Boston College, Mt. St. Mary’s University, Johns Hopkins University, February 2012
  45.  “Involuntary Rationality?” Virtue, Action, and Reason, University of Chicago, April 2011
  46. “The Relevance of Animality to Ethics” University College Dublin, March 2009
  47. “Two Assumptions About Norms” Universiteit Amsterdam, August 2008

Presentations and Seminars

  1. “Anscombe and Moral Absolutes,” public lecture for the Lumen Christi Institute, University of Chicago, May 2018.
  2. Virtue and Happiness, guest lecturer in graduate seminar, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, February 2018.
  3. Comments on Russell Devlin, “Developmentalism and Practical Knowledge,” Eastern Division Meeting APA (Savannah), January 2018.
  4. “Quid Est Veritas? On Truth and the Moral Life,” Thomistic Institute, University of South Carolina, October 2017.
  5. “Quid Est Veritas? On Truth and the Moral Life,” Thomistic Institute, Tulane University, October 2017.
  6. Participant and presenter, workshop on distributivism, Wake Forest University, August 2017.
  7. Faculty leader for summer seminar, “Virtue, Happiness, and Meaning of Life,”  University of Chicago, June 2017.
  8. Commentator on Anselm Mueller’s “Is Anscombe’s Practical Truth a Chimera?”, University of South Carolina, April 2017.
  9. Participant in panel debate, “Happiness Without Religion?” NYU Catholic Center, September 2016.
  10. Faculty leader for summer seminar, “Virtue, Happiness, and Meaning of Life,” University of Notre Dame, June 2016.
  11. Chair for author meets critic session on Richard Kraut’s Against Absolute Goodness, Central Division Meeting APA (Chicago), February 2014
  12. Chair for session on T. M. Scanlon’s “Ideas of the Good in Moral and Political Philosophy” Arizona Workshop in Normative Ethics, University of Arizona, January 2014
  13. Anscombe on Practical Reasoning, guest lecturer in graduate seminar, Florida State University, October 2014
  14. Commentator at Workshop on Practical Knowledge and Wisdom in Aristotle, Aquinas, and Anscombe, Pontifical Gregorian University, June 2012
  15. Commentator at St. Louis Annual Conference on Reasons and Rationality, University of St. Louis-Missouri and Washington University, May 2012
  16. “In Defense of Anscombian Naivete” Dissertation Workshop, University of Pittsburgh, April 2010
  17. Commentator at Pittsburgh/Carnegie-Mellon graduate student conference, 2008

Teaching

University of South Carolina:

  1. Contemporary Moral Issues, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, and Spring 2017
  2. Moral Theory, Spring 2014
  3. Senior Seminar: Reflections on Evil, Fall 2014
  4. Graduate Seminar: Action and Virtue, Fall 2016.
  5. Directed Graduate Independent study: Wisdom, Fall 2017, Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations, Fall 2015; Action Theory, Spring 2014.

University of Chicago

1.  Human Being and Citizen, Fall, Winter, Spring 2012-13

University of Pittsburgh:

As Independent Instructor

  1. Philosophy of Religion, Summer 2010
  2. Introduction to Ethics, Summer 2008, Fall 2007
  3. Introduction to Philosophical Problems, Spring and Summer 2005

As Teaching Assistant

  1. Introduction to Ethics, Spring 2008, Fall 2006, Fall 2003
  2. Political Philosophy, Fall 2005
  3. Introduction to Philosophical Problems (Writing intensive), Spring 2004

Senior Thesis Direction

Director: Haley McClelland.

Dissertation Committees

Member: John Bauer, Brandon Boesch, Hyun-Jeong Kang, and Adam Omelianchuk.

External Member: Michael Regan, Maynooth University.

MA committees

External Member: Christopher Rowe-Spencer, The University of New South Wales.

Academic Service

Journal Referee: American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, American Philosohical Quarterly, Analysis Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Dialectica, Ergo, Erkenntnis, European Journal of Philosophy, Journal of the American Philosophical Association, Journal of Value Inquiry, Kleiss, Mind, Nous, Philosopher’s ImprintPhilosophical Papers, Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophical Quarterly of Israel Res Philosophica, and Social Theory and Practice.

Press Referee:  Oxford University Press, 2015-present,  Catholic University of America Press, 2014-present, Routledge, 2017.

University of South Carolina:

  1. Principal organizer of workshop on Practical Truth, 2017.
  2. Member of Graduate Committee, 2016-present.
  3. Graduate Placement Director, 2017.
  4. Participant in Faculty Seminar on Values and the Modern University, 2016-present.
  5. Member of COVE (communicating our value effectively) faculty working group, a college wide initiative to promote the liberal arts on campus, 2016-2017.
  6. Member of Graduate Research Grant Review Committee, 2015-2017.
  7. Mentor and member of steering committee for The Job Candidate Mentoring Program for Women in Philosophy, 2014-2017.
  8. Member of Undergraduate Committee, Philosophy Department, 2013-16.
  9. Editor of USC Philosophy Department Newsletter, 2014-2015.

University of Chicago

  1. Principal organizer of workshop, “Practical Knowledge and Practical Wisdom in  Aristotle, Aquinas, and Anscombe,” Pontifical Gregorian University, June 2012
  2. Organizer of symposium, “Irony and Humanity,” University of Chicago, April 2012
  3. Organizer of symposium,  “Aquinas on Evil,” University of Chicago, April 2012
  4. Co-organizer of conference, “Virtue, Action, and Reason,” University of Chicago, April 2011

University of Pittsburgh:

  1. Faculty/Student Colloquium Chair, University of Pittsburgh, 2008-2009
  2. Referee of papers for Pittsburgh/Carnegie-Mellon graduate student conference, 2008-2009
  3. Job Search Committee member, University of Pittsburgh, 2006-2007
  4. Librarian, Adolf Grünbaum Reading Room, University of Pittsburgh, 2003-2005

Languages

French (reading knowledge) Latin (reading knowledge) German (reading knowledge) Italian (reading knowledge)  

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