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College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Jill Graper Hernandez, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy and Classics

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Phone: (210) 458-5191
Office: GSR 2.210A.1
Office hours: Tues. 3PM - 5PM GSR 2.210 Tues. 5PM - 6PM JPL Starbucks

Research area: Ethics, Early Modern Philosophy, Existentialism

  • Biography

    Dr. Hernandez earned her PhD in philosophy from the University of Memphis and her MA from Texas A&M.  She won an 8-month National Endowment for Humanities Faculty Award in 2014 as well as the President's Distinguished Achievement Award in Research and Teaching. When she is not working, she can usually be found hanging out with her amazing husband Gustavo and two beautiful girls, Allie and Sofie.

  • Recent Courses

    Dr. Hernandez regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in ethics and the history of philosophy, as well as seminars in advanced ethical problems, feminist ethics, and existential literature.

  • Research in Progress

    Dr. Hernandez is currently writing a book on responses to the problem of evil from the perspective of early modern female scholars.  Additionally, she is working on various articles which focus on integrity, shared obligations, the second-personal problem of theodicy, existential treatments of the problem of evil, and the Knobe effect in ethics.

  • Recent Publications

    Dr. Hernandez recently won the Robert B. Papazian International Prize in Ethics for her International Journal of Philosophical Studies article, "The Integrity Objection, Reloaded".  She is the author of a monograph, Gabriel Marcel's Ethics of Hope, and the editor of The New Intuitionism.  Her articles have appeared in top journals, including Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, The Journal of Religion, Sophia, and The International Journal of Philosophy of Religion.