Dr. Jeremy Fischer

Assistant Professor, Philosophy


Dr. Fischer's work is primarily focused on exploring both the nature and ethical significance of our commitments to personal ideals. His research focuses on how these commitments are related to an individual's emotions and character traits. His recent research has built an account of the emotions of pride, shame, and contempt, explaining their connection to self-respect and to the character trait of pride. Dr. Fischer also writes about the moral significance of our social identities, especially our racial, sexual, and gender identities. His most recent essay considers the ethics of racial pride.

Dr. Jeremy Fischer's Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Washington, 2012
  • M.A., Philosophy, University of Washington, 2006
  • B.A., Philosophy, Reed College, 2003

Classes Taught

Honors and Awards

  • New Frontiers in the Philosophy of Character Fellowship, The Character Project, Wake Forest University, 2012 (declined)
  • University of Washington Graduate Program Dissertation Fellowship, 2010
  • Simpson Center for the Humanities Doctoral Recruitment Award, 2004


  • “Self-Evaluation and Social Practices,” Journal of Social Philosophy, Vol. 48, No. 2 (June 2017): 144-164
  • “Pride and Moral Responsibility,” Ratio, Vol. 30, No. 2 (June 2017): 181-196
  • “The Ethics of Reflexivity: Pride, Self-Sufficiency, and Modesty” Philosophical Papers, Vol. 45, No. 3 (November 2016): 365-399
  • "Feeling Proud, Being Proud: Emotion, Character, and the Moral Psychology of Personal Ideals," The Journal of Value Inquiry, Vol. 46, No. 2 (2012): 209-222
  • Review of The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen, by Kwame Anthony Appiah, Journal of Applied Philosophy, Vol. 28, No. 1 (February 2011): 96-99