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Jennifer Baker

Associate Professor

Address: 16 Glebe Street, Room 103
Phone: 843.953.7272
E-mail: bakerja@cofc.edu
Blog: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-love-wisdom


Jennifer Baker is a graduate of Brown University (B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science, 1995) and the University of Arizona (Ph.D., 2003). Her research is on virtue ethics, and she looks to ancient ethical theories as positive examples of how ethics ought to be done today. She teaches courses on ethical and political theory, environmental ethics and philosophy, business ethics, bioethics, and American philosophy.


Education

2003 - Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Arizona
1995 - B.A., Philosophy and Political theory, Brown University


Research Interests

  • Virtue theory
  • Contemporary ethical theory
  • Applied ethics
  • Political theory

Publications

Economics and the Virtues, edited by Jennifer A. Baker and Mark D. White, Oxford University Press, forthcoming. 

“Who’s Afraid of a Final End? The Omission of Traditional Practical Rationality from Contemporary Virtue Ethics” Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Springer, Volume 16, Issue 1, February 2013, pp. 85-98"Virtue Ethics and Practical Guidance," Social Philosophy and Policy 30 (1-2):297-313 (2013).

"Children's Agency, Interests, and Medical Consent," HEC Forum, 25 (4):311-324 (2013).

 “Natural Childbirth is for the Birds: An Analysis of the Normativity of Natural” Motherhood: The Birth of Wisdom, Sheila Lintott, ed., Blackwell-Wiley, March 2011.

"Procrastination" - Interview on To the Best of Our Knowledge January 23, 2011.

"How to Justify the Market", Accepting the Invisible Hand, Mark White, ed. Perspectives from Social Economics Series. Palgrave MacMillon Press, November, 2010.

"Procrastination as Vice", The Thief of Time, Chrisoula Andreou, ed. Oxford University Press, March 2010.

"Virtue and Behavior", Review of Social Economy: Incorporating Ethical Theory into Models of Economic Choice, Volume 67, Issue 1, March 2009, pp. 3-24. Accepted for reprint in forthcoming volume.

"Virtue Ethics", Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society, Robert Kolb, ed., SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA, 2008, pp. 2191-2196. Recipient of the CHOICE award for Outstanding Academic Title.