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Jordan MacKenzie

Jordan MacKenzie, Assistant Professor

Jordan MacKenzie, Assistant Professor

Department of Philosophy
220 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Jordan MacKenzie is an assistant professor of philosophy at Virginia Tech. Prior to arriving in Blacksburg, she was an assistant professor/faculty fellow at the NYU Center for Bioethics. She works primarily in normative ethics and bioethics, and is interested in questions relating to the moral value of self-knowledge, the harms caused by self-deception, and the moral dilemmas that often confront us at the end of life.

  • Self-respect
  • Self-knowledge
  • Self-deception
  • The right to know and genetic information
  • End-of-life ethical issues
  • PhD in Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2017
  • MA in Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2013
  • BAH in Philosophy, Queen’s University, 2011

Journal Articles

“Knowing Yourself and Being Worth Knowing,” Journal of the American Philosophical Association 4(2): 243-261 (2018)

“Genetic Information, the Principle of Rescue, and Special Obligations,” with S. Matthew Liao, The Hastings Center Report 48(3):18-19 (2018)

“Agent-Regret and the Social Practice of Moral Luck,” Res Philosophica, 1:95-117 (2017)

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