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Dr. Molly Gardner

Currently Teaching

  • Bioethics
  • Moral Philosophy

Areas of Specialization

  • Ethics

Curriculum Vitae

 

Contact Information

Email: mollygardner
Office: 330 Griffin-Floyd Hall

Current Projects

  • "David Boonin on the Non-Identity Argument: Rejecting the Second Premise," Law, Ethics, and Philosophy, forthcoming
  • "Artificial Intelligence in Black Mirror: Is Your Cookie You?" (with Robert Sloane) in Black Mirror and Philosophy, ed. David Kyle Johnson. Blackwell, forthcoming

Edited Volume

Articles and Essays

  • "Introduction" (with Michael Weber) in The Ethics of Policing and Imprisonment, eds. Molly Gardner and Michael Weber. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. pp. 1–6.
  • "The Interspecies Killing Problem," in The Moral Rights of Animals, eds. Mylan Engel, Jr. and Gary Comstock (Lexington Books, 2016. pp. 119–140.
  • "Well-Being and the Non-Identity Problem," in The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Well- Being, ed. Guy Fletcher. Routledge, 2015. pp. 429–38.

Reviews and Commentaries

Presentations and Commentaries

  • "Is there a Non-Identity Problem in Different-Species Cases?" Workshop on the Non-Identity Problem, Institute for Future Studies, Stockholm, February 2020
  • "Is There an Egalitarian Reason to Promote Animal Well-Being?" Workshop on Utilitarian Approaches in Animal Ethics, Oxford University, September 2019
  • "Doing Harm, Allowing Harm, and the Trolley Problem" Keynote address for the 26th University of Waterloo Annual Graduate Conference in Philosophy, Waterloo, Canada, March 2019.
  • "Doing Harm, Allowing Harm, and the Trolley Problem," 93rd Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association, July 2019
  • Comments on Dan Haybron, "Excellence and Beauty," Kansas Workshop on Well-Being, July 2019
  • "Doing Harm, Allowing Harm, and Future Generations"
    • Workshop: Do Deontological Distinctions Survive Future Generations? at the University of Southampton, U.K., September 2018
    • Ohio Normativity Workshop, Ohio State University, September 2018
  • "Animal Welfare, Harm, and Death," Workshop on Translational Bioethics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, August 2018
  • "Deontological Approaches to Animal Ethics," Workshop on Translational Bioethics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, August 2018
  • "Why the Numbers Don't Count, But the Reasons Do"
    • Kansas Workshop on Well-Being, July 2018
    • DeCamp Bioethics Seminar, Princeton University, November 2017
    • Research Seminar in Practical Philosophy at Stockholm University, August 2016
    • Colloquium in the department of philosophy at Siena Heights University, April 2016
    • Oxford Theoretical Population Ethics Conference, November 2015
  • "Harming, Doing Harm, and Causation," Symposium on the Nature and Significance of Harm, American Philosophical Association - Pacific Division, March 2018.
  • "Revisiting the Strength of the Reason Against Harming," Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Annual Conference, March 2018.
  • Comments on John Symons, "On the Possibility of a Prudentially Valuable, Happy, but Meaningless Life," Kansas Workshop on Well-Being, August 2018
  • "What's the Harm?" Kansas Workshop on Well-Being, July 2017
  • "Should Laboratory Animals Be Compensated for their Suffering?" Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, March 2017
  • "Doing Right by Future Generations," California State University Long Beach Applied Ethics Forum, March 2017
  • Comments on Michael Bishop, "Studying Happiness: Closing the Philosophy-Psychology Gap," Kansas Workshop on Well-Being, July 2017
  • Comments on Patricia Marino, "Value Pluralism, Challenges to Consequentialism, and the Law and Economics Movement," Workshop on Methodology in Applied Ethics, February 2017
  • "The Problem of Justified Harm"
    • Workshop on Harm: The Concept and Its Relevance, Uppsala University, August 2016
    • Syracuse Philosophy Annual Workshop and Network, July 2016
  • Author Meets Critics Session on The Moral Rights of Animals, Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, August 2016
  • "Inconsequentiality and Climate Change," Inland Northwest Philosophy Conference XIX, April 2016
  • Comments on Scott Forschler, "Two Mistaken Strategies of Deontology," Ohio Philosophical Association, 2016
  • "Inconsequentiality and Climate Change," Workshop on Ethics and Adaptation, University at Buffalo, May 2015
  • "Are There Some Environmental Losses for Which We Cannot Be Fully Compensated?," Kansas Workshop on Well-Being, July 2015
  • "Doing, Allowing, and Causation," Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, August 2015 (poster presentation)
  • Comments on Joshua May, "The Death of Double Effect," Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, 2015
  • Comments on Stephen Campbell and Joseph Stramondo, "Disability, Well-Being, and the Complicated Question of Neutrality," Kansas Well-Being Workshop, 2015
  • Comments on Alicia Hall, "Making Good Choices: Theories of Well-Being and Conflict between Autonomy and Beneficence," Midsouth Philosophy Conference 2015
  • "Harm and the Non-Identity Problem"
    • Visiting Professor Workshop, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, August 2014
    • Kansas Workshop on Well-Being, July 2014
  • "Doing, Allowing, and Causation," Bled Conference on Ethics, June 2014
  • "Counterfactuals, Harm, and Selecting for Disability"
    • Research Forum, Philosophy and Economics Program, University of Bayreuth, Germany (invited), June 2014
    • Colloquium in the department of philosophy at University of South Carolina, Columbia (invited), November 2013
  • "Headaches, Lives, and Value" (poster presentation), Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, August 2014
  • "Causes, Conditions, and Harming," North Carolina Philosophical Society, February 2014
  • "The Case against Politicians" (with Justin Weinberg), South Carolina Society for Philosophy, February 2014
  • Comments on Chris Heathwood, "Which Desires are Relevant to Well-Being?" Kansas Workshop on Well-Being, 2014
  • Comments on Zac Cogley, "Fortifying the Self-Defense Justification of Punishment," Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, 2014
  • Comments on Thomas Bontly, "Causation, Harm, and the Non-Identity Problem," American Philosophical Association Pacific Division, 2014
  • Comments on Aaron Wolf, "Reviving Concurrentism about Death," American Philosophical Association Central Division, 2014
  • "On the Strength of the Reason against Harming", Visiting Professor Workshop, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, August 2013
  • "On the Strength of the Reason against Harming," Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, August 2013
  • "Value Monism and Incomparability"
    • Midsouth Philosophy Conference, February 2013
    • Joint Meeting of the South Carolina Society for Philosophy and the North Carolina Philosophical Society, February 2012
  • Comments on Caleb Ontiveros, "Abortion, Other-Defense, and the Infantist," Online Undergraduate Ethics Conference, Coastal Carolina University, 2013
  • Comments on Steven Weimer, "Toward a Flexible Historical Theory of Autonomy," Midsouth Philosophy Conference 2013
  • "How to Count Value" (with Justin Weinberg), Bled Conference on Ethics, June 2012
  • "Inevitability, Misfortune, and Personal Value," Iowa Philosophical Society, October 2012
  • "The Comparative Account of Misfortune" (poster presentation), Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, August 2012
  • "Beneficence and Procreation," South Carolina Society for Philosophy, February 2012
  • Comments on Duncan Purves, "The Non-Identity Problem and the Leveling-Down Objection," Illinois Philosophical Association, 2012
  • Comments on Jason Hanna, "Doing, Allowing, and the Moral Relevance of the Past," Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, 2012
  • Comments on Christopher E. Franklin, "Event-Causal Libertarianism, Functional Reduction, and the Disappearing Agent Argument," APA Central Division, 2012
  • "The Problem of Too Much Harm" (poster presentation), Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, August 2011
  • Comments on Robert Osborne, "Why Death is a Loss," Illinois Philosophical Association, 2011
  • Comments on Hallie Liberto, "Moral Perpendiculars," Central States Philosophical Association, 2011
  • Comments on Melinda Roberts, "Variabilism and the Asymmetry," Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, 2011
  • "Time Travelers Who Kill Their Younger Selves: They're Closer Than You Think," Central States Philosophical Association, September 2010
  • "Situationism and Autonomy," Wisconsin Philosophical Association, April 2010
  • Comments on Lori Gruen, "Ethics of Captivity," Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, 2010
  • Comments on Robyn Gaier, "Hey, You, What's So Special About the Second Person Perspective?" Central States Philosophical Association, 2009
  • Comments on John Brunero, "Consistency in Belief and Intention" Central States Philosophical Association 2008