Felicia Nimue Ackerman

Professor of Philosophy
Corliss Brackett 212
Spring 2018 office hours:
Wednesdays and Fridays, 3:15-4:15pm
and by appointment 
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Felicia Nimue Ackerman's current work centers on philosophical themes in Malory's Morte Darthur, the ethics of end-of-life issues, and moral psychology. She writes op-eds, short stories, and poems as well as essays dealing with this material. Her essays on bioethics have appeared in The Blackwell Guide to Medical Ethics, Ethical Issues in Modern Medicine, The Hastings Center Report, The Oxford Handbook of Bioethics, and elsewhere. Her work on philosophical themes in Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte Darthur has appeared in Arthuriana, Midwest Studies in Philosophy, and elsewhere. She is completing a book, Ethics and Character in Malory's Le Morte Darthur, for Palgrave Macmillan. Her short stories have appeared in Ascent, Commentary, Mid-American Review, Playgirl, Prize Stories 1990: The O. Henry Awards, and elsewhere. Her poems have appeared in The Emily Dickinson International Society Bulletin, Free Inquiry, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Providence Journal, and elsewhere. She also writes a monthly op-ed column for The Providence Journal. Her columns have been reprinted in Chicago Sun-Times, The Detroit News, The Korea Times, Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Seattle Times,  and elsewhere. She has been profiled in The New Yorker:  and on NPR

She has been a Senior Fulbright Lecturer in philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as well as a fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences/National Endowment for the Humanities fellow.

Her recent seminar topics include fiction and the ethics of education; ethics and character in Malory's Morte Darthur; and disability, fiction and bioethics.