Dr. Jenna Woodrow
Position: Assistant Professor
InterestsEpistemology: the philosophical study of knowledge
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Language
The Problem of Freewill and Determinism
Research InterestsMy primary area of research is the evolution of norms and normative judgments. My particular interest is in the relationships agents bear to their environments and to other agents. In my view, these relationships ground epistemic norms of justification, imputations of meaning, and practices of holding one another responsible.
EducationPhD, Philosophy: Dalhousie University
Dissertation, "Luck and Responsibility,"
Supervisor: Dr. Richmond Campbell.
MA,Philosophy: Dalhousie University
Dissertation, "Socializing Evolutionary
Epistemology," Supervisor: Dr. Richmond Campbell.
BA, Honours: The University of Lethbridge
Honours Thesis, "Induction and Evolutionary
Epistemology," Supervisor: Dr. Kent Peacock.
Publications"Are There Real Rules for Adding?" Dialogue, Vol. 48,
No. 3 (2010): 1-23
"Why Moore's Open Question is Open: The Evolution of
Moral Supervenience" (co-authored with Dr.
Richmond Campbell), The Journal of Value Inquiry
37, No. 3. (2004): 357-372.
Employment HistoryThompson Rivers University, 2009-Present
University of Alberta, 2008-2009
Thompson Rivers University, Winter 2008.
Dalhousie University, 2006-2007
Courses TaughtPhil 1110, Critical Thinking
Phil 1010, Intro to Philosophy 1
Phil 2220, Elementary Formal Logic
Phil 2010, Intro to Ethics
Phil 2140, Intro to Epistemology
Phil 3600, Epistemology
Phil 4150, Philosophy of Mind
Feminist Epistemology (Graduate/Undergraduate)
Luck and responsibility (Graduate/Undergraduate)
Freedom, Action and Responsibility (Graduate/Undergraduate)
Intro to Phil. Ethics and Value
Intro to Phil. Knowledge and Reality
Technology and the Environment
Professional AffiliationsMember: Canadian Philosophical Association,
Member: Society for Women's Happiness in Philosophy