Dr Jennifer Corns

  • Lecturer in Philosophy (Philosophy)

telephone: 01413308347
email: Jennifer.Corns@glasgow.ac.uk

Philosophy, 67-69 Oakfield Avenue

Research interests

I want to understand how our everyday ways of thinking about ourselves and what's important to us are appropriately employed for (specialized) scientific and ethical theorizing. I think it's credible that if we can get better at this, then we will make ourselves and our lives a bit better.

Dr Jennifer Corns' CV

Publications

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Jump to: 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2012
Number of items: 19.

2020

Cowan, R. and Corns, J. (2020) Lessons for ethics from the science of pain. In: Holtzman, G. S. and Hildt, E. (eds.) Does Neuroscience Have Normative Implications? Series: The international library of ethics, law and technology (22). Springer. ISBN 9783030561338 (In Press)

Corns, J. and Cowan, R. (2020) Moral motivation and the affective appeal. Philosophical Studies, (doi: 10.1007/s11098-020-01421-2) (Early Online Publication)

Corns, J. (2020) The Complex Reality of Pain. Series: Routledge studies in contemporary philosophy. Routledge. ISBN 9780367353698 (doi:10.4324/9780429342981)

2019

Bain, D. , Brady, M. and Corns, J. (Eds.) (2019) Philosophy of Suffering: Metaphysics, Value, and Normativity. Routledge. ISBN 9780815361787

Corns, J. (2019) Hedonic rationality. In: Bain, D., Brady, M. and Corns, J. (eds.) The Philosophy of Suffering: Metaphysics, Value, and Normativity. Routledge. ISBN 9780815361787

2018

Corns, J. (2018) Disambiguating the perceptual assumption. In: Macpherson, F. (ed.) Sensory Substitution and Augmentation. Series: Proceedings of the British Academy (219). British Academy by Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 66-72. ISBN 9780197266441

Corns, J. (2018) Recent work on pain. Analysis, 78(4), pp. 737-753. (doi: 10.1093/analys/any055)

Corns, J. (2018) Rethinking the negativity bias. Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 9(3), pp. 607-625. (doi: 10.1007/s13164-018-0382-7)

Bain, D., Brady, M. and Corns, J. (Eds.) (2018) Philosophy of Pain: Unpleasantness, Emotion, and Deviance. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY. ISBN 9780815361640

Bain, D. , Brady, M. and Corns, J. (2018) Introduction. In: Bain, D., Brady, M. and Corns, J. (eds.) Philosophy of Pain: Unpleasantness, Emotion, and Deviance. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, pp. 1-10. ISBN 9780815361640

Corns, J. (2018) The placebo effect. In: Bain, D., Brady, M. and Corns, J. (eds.) Philosophy of Pain: Unpleasantness, Emotion, and Deviance. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, pp. 95-119. ISBN 9780815361640

2017

Corns, J. (Ed.) (2017) Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Pain. Series: Routledge handbooks in philosophy. Routledge. ISBN 9781138823181

Corns, J. (2017) Introduction: Pain research: Where we are and why it matters. In: Corns, J. (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Pain. Series: Routledge handbooks in philosophy. Routledge, pp. 1-14. ISBN 9781138823181

2016

Corns, J. (2016) Pain eliminativism: scientific and traditional. Synthese, 193(9), pp. 2949-2971. (doi: 10.1007/s11229-015-0897-8)

2015

Corns, J. (2015) The social pain posit. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 93(3), pp. 561-582. (doi: 10.1080/00048402.2014.984614)

2014

Corns, J. (2014) Showing, Sensing, and Seeming: Distinctively Sensory Representations and Their Contents. By Gregory Dominic. Philosophical Quarterly, 64(257), pp. 646-649. (doi: 10.1093/pq/pqu039)[Book Review]

Corns, J. (2014) The inadequacy of unitary characterizations of pain. Philosophical Studies, 169(3), pp. 355-378. (doi: 10.1007/s11098-013-0186-7)

Corns, J. (2014) Unpleasantness, motivational oomph, and painfulness. Mind and Language, 29(2), pp. 238-254. (doi: 10.1111/mila.12048)

2012

Corns, J. (2012) When is a reason properly pragmatic? Consciousness and Cognition, 21(2), pp. 613-614. (doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2011.03.011)

This list was generated on Thu Dec 3 04:08:21 2020 GMT.
Number of items: 19.

Articles

Corns, J. and Cowan, R. (2020) Moral motivation and the affective appeal. Philosophical Studies, (doi: 10.1007/s11098-020-01421-2) (Early Online Publication)

Corns, J. (2018) Recent work on pain. Analysis, 78(4), pp. 737-753. (doi: 10.1093/analys/any055)

Corns, J. (2018) Rethinking the negativity bias. Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 9(3), pp. 607-625. (doi: 10.1007/s13164-018-0382-7)

Corns, J. (2016) Pain eliminativism: scientific and traditional. Synthese, 193(9), pp. 2949-2971. (doi: 10.1007/s11229-015-0897-8)

Corns, J. (2015) The social pain posit. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 93(3), pp. 561-582. (doi: 10.1080/00048402.2014.984614)

Corns, J. (2014) The inadequacy of unitary characterizations of pain. Philosophical Studies, 169(3), pp. 355-378. (doi: 10.1007/s11098-013-0186-7)

Corns, J. (2014) Unpleasantness, motivational oomph, and painfulness. Mind and Language, 29(2), pp. 238-254. (doi: 10.1111/mila.12048)

Corns, J. (2012) When is a reason properly pragmatic? Consciousness and Cognition, 21(2), pp. 613-614. (doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2011.03.011)

Books

Corns, J. (2020) The Complex Reality of Pain. Series: Routledge studies in contemporary philosophy. Routledge. ISBN 9780367353698 (doi:10.4324/9780429342981)

Book Sections

Cowan, R. and Corns, J. (2020) Lessons for ethics from the science of pain. In: Holtzman, G. S. and Hildt, E. (eds.) Does Neuroscience Have Normative Implications? Series: The international library of ethics, law and technology (22). Springer. ISBN 9783030561338 (In Press)

Corns, J. (2019) Hedonic rationality. In: Bain, D., Brady, M. and Corns, J. (eds.) The Philosophy of Suffering: Metaphysics, Value, and Normativity. Routledge. ISBN 9780815361787

Corns, J. (2018) Disambiguating the perceptual assumption. In: Macpherson, F. (ed.) Sensory Substitution and Augmentation. Series: Proceedings of the British Academy (219). British Academy by Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 66-72. ISBN 9780197266441

Bain, D. , Brady, M. and Corns, J. (2018) Introduction. In: Bain, D., Brady, M. and Corns, J. (eds.) Philosophy of Pain: Unpleasantness, Emotion, and Deviance. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, pp. 1-10. ISBN 9780815361640

Corns, J. (2018) The placebo effect. In: Bain, D., Brady, M. and Corns, J. (eds.) Philosophy of Pain: Unpleasantness, Emotion, and Deviance. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, pp. 95-119. ISBN 9780815361640

Corns, J. (2017) Introduction: Pain research: Where we are and why it matters. In: Corns, J. (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Pain. Series: Routledge handbooks in philosophy. Routledge, pp. 1-14. ISBN 9781138823181

Book Reviews

Corns, J. (2014) Showing, Sensing, and Seeming: Distinctively Sensory Representations and Their Contents. By Gregory Dominic. Philosophical Quarterly, 64(257), pp. 646-649. (doi: 10.1093/pq/pqu039)[Book Review]

Edited Books

Bain, D. , Brady, M. and Corns, J. (Eds.) (2019) Philosophy of Suffering: Metaphysics, Value, and Normativity. Routledge. ISBN 9780815361787

Bain, D., Brady, M. and Corns, J. (Eds.) (2018) Philosophy of Pain: Unpleasantness, Emotion, and Deviance. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY. ISBN 9780815361640

Corns, J. (Ed.) (2017) Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Pain. Series: Routledge handbooks in philosophy. Routledge. ISBN 9781138823181

This list was generated on Thu Dec 3 04:08:21 2020 GMT.

Grants

Assessing Quality and Outcomes in a Community Form of Palliative Care, Kerala

  • Award: £34,130
  • Grant from the Global Challenges Research Fund (via SFC) to develop a team to begin to assess and evaluative palliative care in Kerala, with the aim of future collaborative grants and projects to expand this work.

 Carnegie Trust Vacation Scholarship, 2018

  • Award: £42,750
  • Grant from the Carnegie Trust to provide supervision and a student bursary for a special undergraduate research project.

Suffering and Autonomy at End of Life, Royal Society fo Edinburgh, 2017-2018.

  • Award: £9,707.50
  • Grant from the Royal Society of Edinburgh to host two workshops and a conference investigating the theoretical and practical implications of the ways in which suffering both augments and threatens autonomy at the end of life.

Mind Newtork, Scots Philosophical Association, 2017.

  • Award: £925
  • Grant to organize and host a meeting of the Mind Network.

The Value of Suffering, John Templeton Foundation, 2013-2016, 

  • Award: £362,372
  • Named postdoctoral researcher on grant for a three year interdisciplinary investigation into the nature, meaning, and role of affective experiences.

Five College Dissertation Fellowship, Mount Holyoke College, 2011-2012

  • Award: Full living expenses and accommodation for one year. Duties additional to dissertation research included one course of senior undergraduate teaching focused on the thesis.

Robert Gilleece Fellowship, CUNY Graduate Center, 2006-2011

  • Award: Full tuition and living expenses for five years.

DSC Travel and Research Grant, CUNY Graduate Center, 2010

  • Award: Travel and lodging for invited international presentation of research. 

Supervision

Jennifer is currently keen to supervise students from within the philosophy of mind, science, or ethics concering pain, affect, qualities, suffering, death, or well-being. 

She is currently supervising postgraduate students on qualitative character, well-being, and pain at the end of life. 

  • Latkovskis, Imants
    Perfectionism, Paternalism, and Capabilities: Reassessing the Role of Liberalism Within the Capability Approach

Teaching

‌Teaching Philosophy

My central goal in teaching philosophy is to help students learn to give and take reasons.  Despite the abundance of information at their fingertips, many students have relatively little practice evaluating and developing their own thoughts. The average student already knows what they think about traditional philosophical questions, but not why.

It is a great privelege to encourage students to examine not only what they believe but the reasons for their beliefs, to teach them to revise or reject their beliefs in the light of discovered reasons, and to guide their practice in clearly and usefully expressing their resultant beliefs both aloud and in writing.  

Courses taught

​University of Glasgow (2012-Present)

  • MSC Module: Philosophy of Mind
  • MLitt Module: Philosophy of Mind
  • Senior Honors: Pleasure and Pain; Perception 
  • Subhonours: Mind and Perception; Plato's Republic; Why be good; Does God exist; Host lectures

Mount Holyoke College (2011-2012)

  • Senior Elective: Pain 

CUNY Barch College (2008-2011)

  • Senior Capstone: Philosophy Today
  • Ethical Theories
  • Logic and Moral Reasoning
  • Major Issues in Philosophy 

CUNY College Now Program (2007-2008)

  • Introduction to Philosophy

 

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