Département de philosophie

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Postdoctoral Researcher

I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Stockholm. As part of the SNSF-funded Early Postdoc.Mobility project “Normative Issues in Metaethics", I investigate the normative implications of the moral error theory. More specifically, I argue that, assuming that all moral judgments are false, we (prudentially) should nonetheless adopt a utilitarian moral fiction.

In 2016-2017, I was a postdoc at the University of Geneva's Centre Interfacultaire en Sciences Affectives. In the project "Beyond Sacrificial Dilemmas: Broadening the Psychology of Consequentialism”, Florian Cova and I tested the dual model of moral judgment developed by Joshua Greene with thought experiments that do not involve sacrificial dilemmas. 

In 2016, I received a PhD from the UniGe for a thesis entitled "Utilitarianism for the Error Theorist" supervised by Prof. Julien Deonna.


Areas of Specialization

  • Metaethics
  • Normative ethics
  • Applied ethics (especially animal ethics)


Selected Publications

  • Jaquet, F. & Cova, F. (forthcoming). "L'internalisme motivationnel", in O. Desmond, S. Lemaire & P. Turmel (eds.), La Métaéthique.
  • Cova et al. (forthcoming). “Estimating the reproducibility of experimental philosophy”, Review of Philosophy and Psychology.
  • Jaquet, F. & Cova, F. (2018). "Of hosts and men: Westworld and Speciesism", in J. South & K. Engels (eds.), Westworld and Philosophy, John Wiley & Sons.
  • Jaquet, F. (2018). “L’Impartialité”, in E. Tieffenbach and J. Deonna (eds.), Petit traité des valeurs, Ithaque.
  • Jaquet, F. (2018). “Spécisme, version cadémique”, in M. Kristanek (ed.), Encyclopédie philosophique.
  • Jaquet, F. (2017). “Théorie de l'erreur, version académique”, in M. Kristanek (ed.), Encyclopédie philosophique.
  • Jaquet, F. & Naar, H. (2016). "Moral beliefs for the error theorist?", Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 19(1): 193-207.
  • Cova, F. & Jaquet, F. (2016). Review of Moral Tribes by Joshua Greene, Revue de métaphysique et de morale, 90.
  • Jaquet, F. (2016). "Utilitarisme, version académique", in M. Kristanek (ed.), Encyclopédie philosophique.
  • Jaquet, F. (2015). "Les conséquentialistes ne sont pas (des psychopathes)", Implications philosophiques.
  • Cova, F. & Jaquet, F. (2015). "Ethique empirique et expérimentale", Implications philosophiques.