Margaret Watkins Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Philosophy
Margaret Watkins Ph.D.
Education
  • Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
  • M.A., University of Notre Dame
  • B.A., College of William and Mary
Expertise/Interests
  • History of Modern Philosophy, especially Hume
  • Normative Ethics and the Virtues
  • Philosophy and Literature
About Margaret Watkins Ph.D.
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.
Contact
Email margaret.watkins@stvincent.edu
Phone 724-805-2566
Office Location
Placid Hall, Room 320
Courses Taught
  • 1st Philosophy
  • Contemporary Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Logic
  • Modern Philosophy
  • Theories of Knowledge