Jeanette Kennett

Jeanette joined Macquarie in 2009 as a CoRE joint appointment between the Philosophy Department and the Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science. After completing her PhD in 1994 she spent a further ten years in the Philosophy Department at Monash as Lecturer/Senior Lecturer. From 2004 – 2008 she was Principal Research Fellow in The Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the Australian National University and also at Charles Sturt University (2008-9). Jeanette’s current research focus is on the contribution the sciences can make to our understanding of the cognitive and affective underpinnings of moral reasoning, moral judgment, and moral agency, and the implications for meta-ethics and moral psychology. She is also revisiting the issue of self-control and responsibility, with a focus on addiction, in the light of recent empirical work. She has made several publications, including a book called Agency and Responsibility: A Common-Sense Moral Psychology.