Joan McGregor

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    Visiting Fellow

Joan McGregor is a visiting fellow with the Mercatus Center’s Program on Pluralism and Civil Exchange. She is also a professor in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at Arizona State University, and a senior global futures scientist with the university’s Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory. Dr. McGregor’s research interests are focused on a number of questions in moral, legal and ethical philosophy, most recently on issues of food, food justice, and food sustainability. 

Fellowship focus: 

  • Advance research on how educational institutions can effectively foster epistemic virtues (humility, intellectual honesty, curiosity, equal dignity) and develop habits that form moral capital among the next generation of students  

  • Develop a curriculum on fostering intellectual and moral habits that may become a template for educational institutions seeking to establish approaches for boosting epistemic virtues