Department of Philosophy

Ann Cahill

Ann CahillProfessor of Philosophy
cahilla@elon.edu
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Ann Cahill finds an unending sense of inquiry exhilarating. She believes that thinking deeply and carefully about inequality—its structures and its meanings—transforms lives. Her own scholarship is often situated at the intersection of feminist philosophy and philosophy of the body, where she develops new analyses of common concepts, such as sexual violence or objectification. Recently, she and some of her colleagues noticed there was very little philosophical work on miscarriage, despite its fairly common occurrence. To fill this gap, she is co-editing a journal issue on the theme of miscarriage, subfertility and death and is contributing an article to the volume. In all her work, she contributes to scholarly conversations by aspiring to identify meaningful philosophical problems and addressing them in innovative ways.

Education

Ph.D. in Philosophy from the State University of New York at Stony Brook
B.A. in Philosophy from College of the Holy Cross

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