Dr Jennifer Corns
- Senior Lecturer (Philosophy)
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.
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.
Jennifer is keen to supervise students from within the philosophy of mind, science, or ethics especially concering suffering, agency, death, pain, or qualities.
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.
University of Glasgow (2012-Present)
- MSC Module: Philosophy of Mind; Medicine in 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