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Jennifer Church is Professor 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,
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 Oxford University and was a
post-doctoral fellow at the University of Chicago.
- “Perceiving People: an Overlooked Role for the Imagination”, in Knowledge Through Imagination, eds. Amy Kind and Peter Kung. Oxford University Press (forthcoming).
- 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
- "'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,
- "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):
- 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.)
Department of Philosophy