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Professor Irene McMullin

Professor
School of Philosophy and Art History
Professor Irene McMullin

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Biography

Irene joined the department of Philosophy at the University of Essex in 2013 after a postdoctoral year at Bergische Universität, Wuppertal, Germany and 6 years teaching at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. She completed her PhD at Rice University and her MA at the University of Toronto. She is the author of Existential Flourishing: A Phenomenology of the Virtues (Cambridge UP, 2018) and Time and the Shared World: Heidegger on Social Relations (Northwestern UP, 2013), as well as articles on Husserl, Heidegger, Kant, Sartre, Arendt, and virtue ethics. RESEARCH INTERESTS: Existentialism, Phenomenology, Ethics (especially virtue ethics and Kantian ethics), Moral Psychology, Social/Political, Aesthetics. I am primarily interested in questions of personhood and self-becoming - espeically the role that other people play in those things. I draw inspiration from both Continental and Analytic approaches.

Qualifications

  • PhD Rice University,

  • MA University of Toronto,

  • BA Hons St. Francis Xavier University,

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Professor, Philosophy, University of Essex (1/1/2013 - present)

  • Director of Graduate Studies, Philosophy and Art History, University of Essex (1/8/2017 - present)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Research Interests

Existentialism, Phenomenology, Ethics (especially virtue ethics and Kantian ethics), Moral Psychology, Social/Political, Aesthetics. I am primarily interested in questions of personhood and self-becoming - espeically the role that other people play in those things. I draw inspiration from both Continental and Analytic approaches.

Key words: Existentialism
Open to supervise

Conferences and presentations

Existential Flourishing

Keynote presentation, Modern Ethical Ideals, Belfast, United Kingdom, 29/3/2019

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Introduction to Philosophy (PY111)

  • Philosophy Capstone Module (PY455)

  • Phenomenology and Existentialism (PY949)

Previous supervision

Jakub Jacek Kowalewski
Jakub Jacek Kowalewski
Thesis title: The Phenomenology of Ethical Self-Awareness
Degree subject: Philosophy
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 25/3/2019
Darshan Thomas Matthew MS Cowles
Darshan Thomas Matthew MS Cowles
Thesis title: Thrownness, Attunement, Attention: A Heideggerian Account of Responsibility
Degree subject: Philosophy
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 12/2/2018

Publications

Journal articles (10)

McMullin, S., Levinas and Løgstrup on the Phenomenology (and Metaphysics?) of Moral Agency. The Monist

McMullin, I., (2017). Embodied Expression: The Role of the Lived Body in Husserl's Notion of Intention Fulfilment. European Journal of Philosophy. 25 (4), 1739-1767

McMullin, I., (2015). A Response to Mark D. White’s “A Modest Comment on McMullin: A Kantian Account of Modesty”. Journal of Philosophical Research. 40, 7-11

McMullin, I., (2013). Kant on Radical Evil and the Origin of Moral Responsibility. Kantian Review. 18 (01), 49-72

McMullin, I., (2013). Review of Iain D. Thomson. Heidegger, Art, and Postmodernity. Cambridge-New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Journal of the History of Philosophy. 51 (2), 324-325

McMullin, I., (2011). The Amnesia of the Modern. Philosophical Topics. 39 (2), 91-116

MCMULLIN, I., (2011). Love and Entitlement: Sartre and Beauvoir on the Nature of Jealousy. Hypatia. 26 (1), 102-122

McMullin, I., (2010). A MODEST PROPOSAL: ACCOUNTING FOR THE VIRTUOUSNESS OF MODESTY. The Philosophical Quarterly. 60 (241), 783-807

McMullin, I., (2009). Sharing the ‘now’: Heidegger and the temporal co-constitution of world. Continental Philosophy Review. 42 (2), 201-220

McMullin, I., (2006). Articulating Discourse. Southwest Philosophy Review. 22 (1), 173-183

Books (2)

McMullin, I., (2018). Existential Flourishing: A Phenomenology of the Virtues. Cambridge University Press. 978-1108471664

McMullin, I., (2013). Time and the shared world: Heidegger on social relations. 9780810129030

Book chapters (2)

Mcmullin, SI., Resoluteness and Gratitude for the Good. In: Normativity, Meaning, and the Promise of Phenomenology. Editors: Burch, M., Mcmullin, SI. and Marsh, J., . Routledge

Mcmullin, SI., (2019). Rational Ideals and the Unity of Practical Agency: Kant’s Postulates of Practical Reason and their Heideggerian Reconceptualization. In: Transcending Reason: Heidegger’s Reconceptualization of Rationality. Editors: Burch, M. and Mcmullin, SI., . Rowman & Littlefield

Contact

i.mcmullin@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 872711

Location:

5B.141, Colchester Campus