Jessica Flanigan

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.

Blog Posts

Why sex work should be legal

The most straightforward reason to oppose the criminalization of the sex industry is that trading sex for money is not wrong.

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