Wayne and Elizabeth Jones Professor of Philosophy
Jennifer Lackey specializes in epistemology, with a particular emphasis on a broad range of issues in social epistemology. Her recent work focuses on the duty to object, norms of credibility, the epistemic status of punishment, the epistemology of groups, expertise, and the distribution of epistemic goods. She is the author of Learning from Words: Testimony as a Source of Knowledge (2008, Oxford: Oxford University Press) and has co-edited (with Ernest Sosa) The Epistemology of Testimony (2006, Oxford University Press) and (with David Christensen) The Epistemology of Disagreement (2013, Oxford University Press). She has also edited Essays in Collective Epistemology (2014). She is the recipient of the Dr. Martin R. Lebowitz and Eve Lewellis Lebowitz Prize for Philosophical Achievement and Contribution (2014-2015), a Mellon Foundation Grant for a Sawyer Seminar (2014-2015), and a Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship through the American Council of Learned Societies (2007-2008). She is also a winner of the Young Epistemologist Prize (2005). She is Editor-in-Chief of Episteme, Editor of Philosophical Studies, and Subject Editor for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Selection of Recent Articles:
- “The Duty to Object,” forthcoming in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
- “Punishment and Transformation,” forthcoming in Enoch Lambert and John Schwenkler (eds.), New Essays on Transformative Experience (Oxford: Oxford University Press).
- “Group Lies,” forthcoming in Eliot Michaelson and Andreas Stokke (eds.), Lying (Oxford: Oxford University Press).
- “Experts and Peer Disagreement,” forthcoming in Matthew Benton, John Hawthorne, and Dani Rabinowitz (eds.), Knowledge, Belief, and God: New Insights in Religious Epistemology (Oxford: Oxford University Press).
- “What Is Justified Group Belief?” The Philosophical Review 125 (2016): 341-96.
- “Socially Extended Knowledge.” Philosophical Issues 24 (2014): 282-98.
Selection of Recent Public Engagement:
- Guest, Philosophy Talk, Philosophy Behind Bars, February, 2017.
- “A Journal Editor’s Wish List.” Blog of the APA, October, 2016.
- “Pitted Against Yourself: Credibility and False Confessions.” Blog of the APA, April, 2016.
- “The Irrationality of Natural Life Sentences.” The New York Times, The Stone, February, 2016.