Jacqueline Taylor

Jacqueline Taylor


Full-Time Faculty
Kalmanovitz Hall 155


Jacqueline Taylor is the author of Reflecting Subjects: Passion, Sympathy and Society in Hume's Philosophy (Oxford University Press, 2015). She is editor of Reading Hume on the Principles of Morals (Oxford University Press, 2020), and Cambridge Companion to Hume (Cambridge University Press, 2009). She has authored many articles and book chapters on David Hume, Adam Smith, the Scottish Enlightenment, the science of human nature, and on various areas in moral psychology. She is a participant in the international project, Recasting Hume's Philosophy.


  • Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • History of Modern Philosophy
  • Aesthetics
  • Feminist Philosophy

Research Areas

  • Hume
  • Scottish Enlightenment
  • Moral Psychology


  • Chair, Department of Philosophy
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Scottish Thought
  • Editorial Board, Hume Studies


  • University of Chicago, PhD in Philosophy

Prior Experience

  • Laurance S. Rockefeller Fellow, University Center for Human Values, Princeton University
  • Tanner Fellow in the Humanities, University of Utah
  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Tufts University
  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Temple University
  • Harper Teaching Fellow in the College (Humanities Division), University of Chicago

Awards & Distinctions

  • Distinguished Faculty Member, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, 2016
  • NEH Chair, University of San Francisco, 2014
  • Dean's Scholar, CAS, University of San Francisco, 2013
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 2006

Selected Publications

  • Reading Hume on the Principles of Morals, editor, University of Oxford Press (2020)
  • "Resentment, Sympathy and Indignation," Humana Mente (2019)
  • "The Human Mind and Its Powers," Cambridge Companion to the Scottish Enlightenment, eds. A. Broadie, C. Smith, Cambridge University Press (2019)
  • Reflecting Subjects: Passion, Sympathy and Society, in Hume's Philosophy University of Oxford Press (2015)
  • Cambridge Companion to Hume, editor, Cambridge University Press (2009)