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Recent & Upcoming Talks 

Amsterdam VU, June 2015, Measuring Happiness

Oxford University, July 2012, 

NYU, Center for Bioethics, March 2011, Value 

University of Notre Dame, Nov 1-3, 2009  Value  






Welcome to my philosophy webpage! 

I am Jason Marsh, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, at St. Olaf College (about 40 miles south of Minneapolis, USA). You can visit my departmental page here.  My research is in ethics (esp. procreative ethics, a sub field of bioethics; normative ethics, and science and ethics, including the implications of happiness research). I also work on select topics in social and political philosophy, moral epistemology, and philosophy of religion (esp. science and religion, problem of evil, divine hiddenness). I have published papers in such journals as Bioethics, The Monist, and Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. 


Latest Updates

A chapter of mine was just published in book called, 'Permissible Progeny? The morality of Procreation and Parenting', Oxford University Press, Oct 2015. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/permissible-progeny-9780199378111?cc=us&lang=en&

Older Updates

I recently completed my PhD from the University of Western Ontario here

I just found out that I'll be presenting a dissertation chapter at the Valuing Lives Conference at NYU this spring  here http://bioethics.as.nyu.edu/docs/IO/16354/Marsh-PossiblePersonsAbstract.pdf

I have recently been selected to be part of a major research project (£ 1.9 million) on the cognitive science of religion at the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, at the University of Oxford. My project is entitled 'When are cognitive science explanations debunking explanations?' and is further explained in my Oxford project tab, at the top left. http://www.icea.ox.ac.uk/labs/projects/cognition-religion-and-theology/about-us/

I'm also on board a project called 'Let conscience be their guide?: Conscientious Refusals in Reproductive Healthcare (2010-2015), supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CHIR). http://conscience.carolynmcleod.com

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