Megan Fritts

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Dr. Megan Fritts joined the UA Little Rock philosophy faculty in the School of Human Inquiry in 2022. She received her Ph.D. in 2020 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work intersects with several subdisciplines, including technology ethics, medical ethics, action theory, 19th century philosophy, and philosophy of religion. Her current projects focus on ways in which emerging technologies threaten to undermine essential conditions for human flourishing.

Dr. Fritts teaches several courses at UA Little Rock, including Ethics and Society, Technology Ethics, Philosophy of Science, and 19th Century Philosophy. She is also the co-host of Philosophy on the Fringes, a podcast that applies rigorous philosophical thinking to unexpected topics.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

“Reasons explanations (of actions) as structural explanations”, Synthese 199 (5-6):12683-12704 (2021)
Co-Authored with Frank Cabrera: “Fake News and Epistemic Vice: Combating a Uniquely Noxious Market”, Journal of the American Philosophical Association (3):1-22 (2022)

“Echo Chambers and Social Media: On the Possibilities of a Tax Incentive Solution”, Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 12 (7): 13-19. 2023.

“Well-Being and Moral Constraints: A Modified Subjectivist Account”, Philosophia 50 (4):1809-1824 (2022)
“Evidence Through a Glass, Darkly”, Australasian Philosophical Review 5 (1): 56-61. 2021.

Book Chapters

“Arresting Time’s Arrow: Death, Loss, and the Preservation of Real Union”, In Bennett Gilbert & Natan Elgabsi (eds.), Ethics and Time in the Philosophy of History: A Cross-Cultural Approach. New York, NY: Bloomsbury Academic (2023)

Co-authored with Amber Bowen: “Arkangel and the Death of God: A Nietzschean Critique of Technology’s Soteriological Scheme” In John Anthony Dunne & Amber Bowen (eds.), Theology and Black Mirror. Fortress Academic. pp. 101-115 (2022)