Carrie Ichikawa Jenkins
Alma materTrinity College, Cambridge
EraContemporary philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
InstitutionsUniversity of British Columbia, University of Aberdeen
Main interests
Epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of love

Carrie Ichikawa Jenkins is a Canadian philosopher who holds a Canada Research Chair[1] and is Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia.[2] She is also a Professor at the Northern Institute of Philosophy, University of Aberdeen.[3] Her primary research areas are epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of logic, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mathematics.[4] She is one of the principal editors of the journal Thought.[5]

Education and career

Jenkins holds BA, MPhil and PhD degrees in philosophy from Trinity College, Cambridge.[4]

She has held teaching and research positions at the University of St Andrews, the Australian National University, the University of Michigan and the University of Nottingham.[4] She was head of the department of philosophy at the University of Nottingham from 2010 to 2011.[4]

Jenkins was awarded a Canada Research Chair by the Canadian Government in 2011.[1]

Jenkins is also a member of the philosophy-themed musical group The 21st Century Monads.[6]

Jenkins became involved in a dispute with Brian Leiter, a professor at the University of Chicago and then editor of the Philosophical Gourmet Report. His emailed remarks about Jenkins led to hundreds of philosophers refusing to provide data for the report, and ultimately led to his stepping down as its editor.[7][8]

Selected publications


  1. ^ a b "Canada Research Chair – Profile". 2012-11-29.
  2. ^ "Carrie Jenkins – Department of Philosophy".
  3. ^ Northern Institute of Philosophy Archived March 26, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ a b c d "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-11-08. Retrieved 2014-04-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Thought: A Journal of Philosophy". Wiley. doi:10.1002/(ISSN)2161-2234.
  6. ^ "The 21st Century Monads".
  7. ^ Schmidt, Peter (September 26, 2014). "The Man Who Ranks Philosophy Departments Now Rankles Them, Too". The Chronicle of Higher Education. Archived from the original on September 26, 2014. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  8. ^ Andy Thomason (October 10, 2014). "Controversial Philosopher Will Step Down as Editor of Influential Rankings". The Chronicle of Higher Education.
  9. ^ Reviews of Grounding Concepts: