Jessica Flanigan

Assistant Professor

University of Richmond

Dr. Jessica Flanigan’s research addresses topics such as medical paternalism, economic freedom, leadership ethics, and public health ethics. She recently completed a book defending patients’ rights of self-medication, including patients’ rights to use drugs without prescriptions and to use unapproved drugs. Her current research includes a defense of the basic income, a series of essays about philosophical methodology and applied ethics, a Kantian analysis of disability rights, and a book project defending the legalization of sex work. Dr. Flanigan is also a proponent of Effective Altrusim. She teaches Ethical Decision Making in Healthcare, Leadership Ethics, and Critical Thinking.