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Angela Wentz Faulconer

Visiting Assistant Professor
Philosophy
Email: wentz@byu.edu

4085 JFSB
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

Office hours: Tue, Thu 12:45pm – 1:45pm and by appointment

PHIL 300 – 001
T, TH, 9:30-:10:45
ESC – C266

Commonly taught courses:

Phil 300 (Advanced Writing), Phil 313 (Utilitarianism), Phil 413 (Medical Ethics), Phil 213 (Introduction to Ethics), Phil 110 (Introduction to Philosophy)

Biography:

As an undergraduate, Angela Wentz Faulconer was an Ezra Taft Benson Scholar at BYU. She graduated from BYU summa cum laude with University Honors in Honors Philosophy in 1994. She first returned to teach for the philosophy department in 1995. After writing a dissertation on civic virtue in liberal democracies, Faulconer received her PhD in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in 2004. Favorite courses she has taught for the philosophy department at BYU have included Medical Ethics, Utilitarianism, and Aristotle’s Moral Theory. Now an affiliated scholar with the Wheatley Institution, in April 2018 she gave one of the semi-annual Reason for Hope conference lectures.

Dr. Faulconer’s research interests are in moral and political philosophy and their intersection in applied settings, particularly medical ethics. She specializes in questions regarding physician assisted suicide, the morality of human germ line genome editing, and the distribution of scarce resources in medicine, including the ethics of compensation for bodily goods such as human eggs, blood, and kidneys. She and her husband Matthew are the parents of three children.

Degrees:

BA Brigham Young University 1994,
MA, University of Notre Dame, 1997
PhD, University of Notre Dame, 2004

Links:

“Rebranding Death,” BYU Journal of Public Law 31.2: 313-332. [https://digitalcommons.law.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1534&context=jpl]

Research Interests

Moral philosophy, political philosophy and their intersections in applied settings. I am interested in questions regarding the morality of genome editing--especially the human germ line, physician assisted suicide, and the distribution of scarce resources, particularly in medicine. I am also interested in question regarding the ethics of compensation for bodily goods such as human eggs, blood, and kidneys.

Teaching Interests

I enjoy teaching medical ethics, Aristotle, utilitarianism, introduction to ethics, and philosophical writing.

Honors and Awards

  • Adjunct Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Humanities (2018 - 2018)

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