Quality Education in the Benedictine Tradition
Fr. Rene Kollar, O.S.B., DeanSchool of Humanities and Fine ArtsPhone: 724-805-2343Fax: 724-805-2812
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Placid Hall, Room 320724-805-2566 (on campus ext. 2566)firstname.lastname@example.org
History of Modern Philosophy, especially Hume Normative Ethics and the Virtues Philosophy and Literature
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2002M.A., University of Notre Dame, 2000B.A., College of William and Mary, 1996
1st PhilosophyEthicsLogicModern PhilosophyTheories of KnowledgeContemporary Philosophy
Margaret Watkins came to Saint Vincent in the fall of 2009, after earning the Ph.D. in philosophy at Notre Dame and teaching for eight years at a university in Texas. Her research focuses on ethics and early modern philosophy, with an emphasis on the moral philosophy of the eighteenth-century philosopher, David Hume. She has published articles on Hume's ethics and aesthetics, as well as several articles on the relationship between literature and philosophy, exploring the resources of Jane Austen's novels for questions in ethics and virtue theory. She is currently working on a book on Hume's Essays Moral, Political, and Literary. Dr. Watkins is a member of the Executive Committee of the Hume Society and is the editor of the Hume: Value Theory category on PhilPapers.org.