Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities, 112
DegreesUniversity of California, Berkeley, Ph.D.
Williams College, B.A.
ExpertiseArea of Specialization: History of Modern Philosophy
Areas of Competence: History and Philosophy of Science, Epistemology, Logic.
ProfileJennifer completed her PhD at UC Berkeley in 2008. Her research focuses on the history of modern philosophy, especially the British Empiricists. Her dissertation explored David Hume's views about belief and explanation. She has published papers on Hume's theory of causation, his account of belief, and his philosophy of religion. She is also working on Locke's philosophy of mind and epistemology, including his theories of judgment, perception, and knowledge. During 2013-2015, she holds a Marie Curie Fellowship at Humboldt University in Berlin, where she is working on a project entitled "Three Conceptions of Judgment in Early Modern Philosophy." Webpage
|PHIL||7a||Science, Evolution, and Design|
|PHIL||18b||Introduction to the History of Philosophy|
|PHIL||35a||Philosophy of Science|
|PHIL||130a||Causation and Explanation|
|PHIL||134b||Philosophy of Perception|
|PHIL||139b||Topics in Logic|
|PHIL||180b||From Sensation to Understanding: Locke, Berkeley, and Hume|
|PHIL||239a||Topics in Metaphysics|
Awards and Honors
Marie Curie Fellowship (2013)
"Hume after 300 Years" 2011 Philosophical Quarterly Essay Prize Winner (2012)
Davis Teaching Fellow (2012)
Marusic, Jennifer Smalligan. "Hume on the Projection of Causal Necessity." Philosophy Compass 9. 4 (2014): 263-273.
Marusic, Jennifer Smalligan. "Propositions and Judgments in Locke and Arnauld: A Monstrous and Unholy Union?." Journal of the History of Philosophy 52. 2 (2014): 255-280.
Marusic, Jennifer Smalligan. "Review of Louis Loeb, Reflection and the Stability of Belief: Essays on Descartes, Hume, and Reid." British Journal for the History of Philosophy vol. 21 2013: 800-803.
Marusic, Jennifer Smalligan. "Refuting the whole system? Hume's attack on popular religion in "The Natural History of Religion"." The Philosophical Quarterly 62. (2012): 715-735.
Marusic, Jennifer Smalligan. "Belief and Introspective Knowledge in Treatise 1.3.7." Hume Studies 37. (2011): 99-122.
Marusic, Jennifer Smalligan. "Does Hume Hold a Dispositional Account of Belief?." Canadian Journal of Philosophy 40. (2010): 155-183.
Marusic, Jennifer Smalligan. "Comments on Jacovides 'How Berkeley Corrupted His Capacity to Conceive'." Philosophia 37. 3 (2009): 431-436.