Philosophy Faculty

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Dr. Philip Jenkins

Associate Professor of Philosophy


  • Ph.D., Temple University (Philosophy)
  • B.A., University of Texas at Austin (Psychology)


  • Philosophy of Psychology
  • Philosophy of Art
  • Philosophy of Music
  • Philosophy of Literature
  • Philosophy of Emotions
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Greek and Medieval Philosophy


Before coming to Marywood in the Fall of 2007, Dr. Jenkins taught at University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Hunter College and John Jay College, both in New York City, and Temple University, in Philadelphia, PA. His current areas of research are philosophy of art (especially music and expression), philosophy of mind (especially questions surrounding the social nature of the self and emotions), and ethics. Dr. Jenkins has had a lifelong interest in psychology and the arts, particularly painting, photography, film, dance, and theater, as well as rock, alternative, classical, and avant-garde music. Jenkins is a drummer and has been a member of many rock bands over the years; including the space rock collective Surface of Eceyon with whom he recorded two full length records and several compilations in the early 2000's.

Recent published work:

  • “Grading Plagiarism as a Moral Issue," co-written with Joan Forry, Ph.D., Linfield College, in the American Philosophical Association’s APA Newsletter on Teaching Philosophy, Tziporah Kasachkoff and Eugene Kelly, Co-Editors, April 2013.
  • “The Blues as Cultural Expression,” in Blues - Philosophy for Everyone: Thinking Deep About Feeling Low, edited by Abrol Fairweather and Jesse Steinberg, Blackwell Publishing, January 2012.