Steven Farrelly-Jackson

Title: Associate Professor of Philosophy
Department: Philosophy and Religious Studies & Global Health Studies
Degrees: B.A. (Hons), University of Cape Town; D.Phil., Oxford University

Contact Info:
Phone: (814) 332-5323

Office Location: Odd Fellows 115

Office Hours, Courses and Further Contact Information

Current Research Areas
Philosophy of Literature, Epistemology, Global Health Ethics

Additional Teaching Areas
Ancient Greek Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of the Arts
Medical Ethics
History of Modern Philosophy
Medical Humanities

Selected Publications/Manuscripts/Presentations

Academic essays/chapters:

  • “Intentions at the End of Life: Continuous Deep Sedation and France’s Claeys-Leonetti Law.” The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. Forthcoming.
  • “The Influence of Kant on Contemporary British Moral Philosophy.” In Filosofia Morala Britanica, ed. A. Montefiore & V. Muresan (Bucharest, 1998). [With A.E. Denham]
  • “Fetishism and the Identity of Art.” The British Journal of Aesthetics37, No. 2 (April 1997).
  • “On Art and Intention.” The Heythrop Journal38, No. 2 (April 1997).

Book manuscript:

  • Out of the Valley. A novel about colonialism in Africa. (Represented by Andrew Mann Ltd. literary agency in London, UK.)

Recent presentations:

  • “When Bioethics Meets Disaster.” Allegheny College Faculty Lecture Series.
  • “Tragedy in Literature, Life and Death.” Invited presentation at the University of Pittsburgh Consortium Ethics Program conference on The Humanities in Medicine. (September 2018)
  • “Humanitarian Medicine and Ethics: Reflections on Médecins Sans Frontières.” Allegheny College Faculty Lecture Series.
  • “Literature and the Healing Relationship.” Invited presentation for UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • “Literature and the World: The Strange Case of Jonathan Littell’s Les Bienveillantes.” Humanities Lecture Series, Allegheny College.
  • “The Story of a Novel: Reflections on Africa, Memory and Writing.” Invited lecture/reading at Iowa-Wesleyan College