The Academy Fellows

The Australian Academy of the Humanities has 593 Fellows; 52 are Corresponding Fellows, and 85 are Honorary Fellows.

The approved abbreviation or post-nominal for a Fellow is FAHA.

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Professor Jeanette Kennett FAHA
Macquarie University
Qualifications: BA (Hons)(Monash), PhD (Monash)
Year Elected to the Academy: 2011
Discipline: Philosophy & the History of Ideas
Expertise: Moral Psychology, Meta-ethics, Applied Ethics

Jeanette Kennett is a Professor of Moral Psychology (Philosophy) and holds a joint appointment between the Department of Philosophy and the Centre for Cognitive Science at Macquarie University. Her work in moral psychology is internationally renowned and she has been at the forefront of a recent movement in philosophy which has seen increasing recourse to data from the sciences to inform debates in meta-ethics and moral psychology, and the increasing involvement of philosophers in interpreting and evaluating empirical studies of moral cognition. Her 2002 paper ‘Autism, Empathy and Moral Agency’ is widely regarded as groundbreaking and has influenced the course of subsequent philosophical debate on the role of empathy in the constitution of moral agency. Her publications include Agency and Responsibility: A Common-Sense Moral Psychology (2001), Reasons, Emotion and the Psychopath (2010) and Mental Time Travel, Agency and Responsibility (2009, with Steve Matthews).
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