Dr. Jessica Flanigan’s research addresses topics such as medical paternalism, economic freedom, leadership ethics, and public health ethics. She recently completed a book defending patients’ rights of self-medication, including patients’ rights to use drugs without prescriptions and to use unapproved drugs. Her current research includes a defense of the basic income, a series of essays about philosophical methodology and applied ethics, a Kantian analysis of disability rights, and a book project defending the legalization of sex work. Dr. Flanigan is also a proponent of Effective Altrusim. She teaches Ethical Decision Making in Healthcare, Leadership Ethics, and Critical Thinking.
“Public Bioethics,” Public Health Ethics, 6 (2), 170-184.
"Charisma and Moral Reasoning,” Religions, 4 (2), 216-229.
Program in Political Philosophy
Philosophy and Political Science