Rachel Jonker

Taylor University, BA 2011

The focus of my research is moral epistemology. My primary interest is in using moral disagreement to consider how our epistemic access to morality is mediated. I am interested in such questions as:

·       Does genuine moral disagreement exist?

·       What (if any) is the significance of moral disagreement for the efficacy of reflective equilibrium in justifying our ethical convictions?

·       Could value pluralist moral realism be the source of moral disagreement?

·       How might transformative experience be a source of moral disagreement?

·       Can we justify our moral convictions to those with whom we disagree?

·       How (if at all) does moral disagreement affect the justifiability of making public reason an ideal?


Research Interests

Political Philosophy