Dr Stephanie Sheintul


School of Humanities

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Stephanie Sheintul received her Ph.D from The University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2022. She was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Boston University in academic year 2022-2023. She will be joining the University of Adelaide’s department of Philosophy as a Lecturer in Semester 2 of 2023.

Her primary research interests are in ethics, social and political philosophy, and epistemology, especially where these intersect. Her current research concerns some of the ways in which we may disrespect each other’s autonomous agency as well the demands that morality places on our doxastic behavior. She is working on a project that specifies a special sort of agency-based injustice, what she calls an agential injustice. She argues that an agential injustice takes place whenever we interfere with or take over matters or decisions in another person’s legitimate control based on a disrespectful belief about the soundness of their judgment or the strength of their will. She is also working on a project that defends an account of when and why some of our beliefs and belief formation processes are disrespectful. She has published work on the ethics of paternalism.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2023 Sheintul, S. (2023). The Normative Connection Between Paternalism and Belief. Journal of Ethics, 27(1), 97-114.
    - Sheintul, S. (n.d.). On the Normative Connection Between Paternalism and Rights. Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, 21(2).

Stephanie has taught a variety of courses in normative and applied ethics, including contemporary moral problems, introduction to ethics, and medical ethics. She will be teaching Morality, Society, and the Individual in Semester 2 of 2023. 

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