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Jennifer Church is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. Her research addresses various topics in the philosophy of mind, including consciousness, the emotions, irrationality, perception and imagination. She also is interested in Kant, Freud, feminist theory, and the philosophy of music.
Professor Church received her B.A. from Macalester College and her PhD from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She was a graduate student at Somerville College at Oxford University and was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Chicago.
- Why It's Okay to Be of Two Minds, Routledge 2020.
- "Imagination and the Experience of Moral Objectivity" in Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, forthcoming 2021.
- “Myths, Projections, and Overextensions”, in Thomas Szasz: An appraisal of his legacy (International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry), eds. CV Haldipur, James L. Knoll IV, Eric vd Luft. Oxford University Press, 2019.
- “Perceiving People as People: An Overlooked Role for the Imagination”, in Knowledge Through Imagination, eds. Amy Kind and Peter Kung. Oxford University Press 2016: 160-182.
- Possibilities of Perception, Oxford University Press, 2013.
- "Boundary Problems: Negotiating the Challenges of Responsibility and Loss", in Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Psychiatry, 2013.
- Seeing Reasons . Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, vol. 80, no. 3 (2010): 638-70.
- The Hidden Image: A Defense of Unconscious Imagining and its Importance . American Imago, vol. 65, no. 3 (2008): 379-404.
- "Reasons of which Reason Knows Not" and "Space and Normativity" (replies to commentators) in Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology, vol. 12, no.1 (2005): 31-41 and 59-61.
- "Making Order out of Disorder: on the Social Construction of Madness" in The Oxford Reader in the Philosophy of Psychiatry, edited by Jennifer Radden, Oxford Press, 2004.
- "Depression, Depth, and the Imagination". Chapter 9, Imagination and its Pathologies, edited by James Phillips and James Morris, MIT Press, 2002: 335-360.
- "Taking It To Heart: What Choice Do We Have?". Monist vol. 85, no. 3 (2002): 205-221.
- "'Seeing As' and the Double Bind of Consciousness". Journal of Consciousness Studies, vol.7, no. 8/9 (2000): 99-111.
- "Two Sorts of Consciousness?". Communication and Cognition, vol.31, no.1 (1998): 57-72.
- "Ownership and the Body"in Feminists Rethink the Self, edited by Diana Meyers, Westview Press, 1997: 85-104.
- "L'emotion et l'interiorisation des actions". Raisons Pratiques 6: La couleur des pensees, edited by P. Paperman & R. Ogien. Paris: Editions de l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales,(1995): 219-236.
- "Morality and the Internalized Other", in The Cambridge Companion to Freud, edited by Jerome Neu, Cambridge Press, 1991: 209-223.
- "Judgment, Self-Consciousness, and Object Independence". American Philosophical Quarterly, vol.27, no.1 (1990): 51-61.
- "Reasonable Irrationality". Mind, vol.96, no.3 (1987): 354-366.
- The Labyrinth of Frida Kahlo (Spanish w/ English Translation & Commentary). CIAM Press, 2009. (A bilingual overview, with translations and commentary, of a recently-discovered collection of Frida Kahlo letters and drawings; 172 pages.)
For educational use the Labyrinth of Frida Kahlo, Death, Pain, & Ambivalence, a richly-illustrated bi-lingual (Spanish / Englis) book describing Frida Kahlo's art and writing is also available directly from the authors for the cost of shipping & postage. CONTACT us by email.
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