Dr Rebekah Humphreys BA, MA, PhD. Associate of the Higher Education Academy

Lecturer in Philosophy

Lampeter

Tel: +44 (0) 1570 424975
E-mail: r.humphreys@tsd.ac.uk

Rebekah Humphreys

  • Lecturer in Philosophy
  • Programme Director BA Humanities and Education
  • Programme Director BA Environmental Studies

Rebekah completed her BA, MA, and PhD at Cardiff University. Before teaching at TSD, Rebekah worked for a number of years as a Philosophy Tutor at Cardiff University and as a Visiting Lecturer for University of Wales, Newport.

She also taught A Level Philosophy for Cardiff and the Vale College, and continues to work as a Philosophy Tutor for the Royal Institute of Philosophy, delivering philosophy in further education colleges.

Undergraduate modules taught:

  • Sustainability and Research Methods
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Introduction to Philosophical Enquiry
  • Study Skills
  • Early Modern Philosophy
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Phenomenology and Existentialism
  • Aesthetics
  • The Dissertation
  • Mind and Metaphysics
  • Environmental Ethics

MA modules taught:

  • Environmental Philosophy
  • Philosophical Methods and Approaches
  • Philosophy of Philosophy
  • The Dissertation

Rebekah’s areas of interest are normative and applied ethics (especially environmental ethics, animal ethics, and bioethics), and moral philosophy in general.

She has teaching interests in additional areas, including ancient Greek philosophy, epistemology, and existentialism.

Areas of specialisation:

  • Applied ethics (particularly animal ethics and environmental ethics)
  • Environmental philosophy

Additional areas of competence:

  • Epistemology and metaphysics
  • Early modern philosophy
  • Ancient Greek philosophy
  • Existentialism.

Selected Publications

  1. ‘The Argument from Existence, Blood-Sports, and ‘Sport-Slaves’’, Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, Oct. 2013. ISSN: 1187-7863.
  2. Review of Gary E. Varner (co-authored with Robin Attfield) , Personhood, Ethics and Animal Cognition: Situating Animals in Hare’s Two-Level Utilitarianism (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2013), in Philosophy, Vol. 88, No. 345, July 2013, published by Cambridge University Press. ISSN: 0031-8191.
  3. ‘Rights, Interests and Moral Standing: A Critical Examination of Dialogue Between Regan and Frey’, in Issues in Ethics and Animal Rights, ed. Manish Vyas (Regency Publications: Delhi, 2011). ISBN: 81-89233-68-8. ISBN: 978-81-89233-68-6.
  4. ‘The Moral Status of Sentient and Non-Sentient Creatures’, in Issues in Ethics and Animal Rights, ed. Manish Vyas (Regency Publications: Delhi, 2011). ISBN: 81-89233-68-8. ISBN: 978-81-89233-68-6.
  5. Review of Victoria Braithwaite, Do Fish Feel Pain? (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), in Sport, Ethics and Philosophy: Journal of the British Philosophy of Sport Association (published by Routledge),Vol. 5, No. 2, May 2011, pp. 178-82. ISSN: 1751-1321.
  6. Co-editor (with Sophie Vlacos), Creation, Environment and Ethics (Newcastle-Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010). ISBN (10): 1-4438-2508-5, ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-2508-5.
  7. ‘Game Birds: The Ethics of Shooting Birds for Sport’, in Sport, Ethics and Philosophy: Journal of the British Philosophy of Sport Association (published by Routledge),Vol. 4, No. 1, Apr. 2010, pp. 52-65. ISSN 1751-1321 print/1751-133X online/10/010052-14.
  8. ‘Animal Thoughts on Factory Farms: Michael Leahy, Language and Awareness of Death’, in Between the Species, Vol. 13, Issue 8, Aug. 2008 [cla.calopy.edu/bts].
  9. ‘Contractarianism: On the Incoherence of the Exclusion of Non-Human Beings’, Percipi, 2, 21st May 2008, pp. 28-38. ISSN 1995-8307.
  • Organised the ‘Ethics, Creation and Environment’ conference, held at Cardiff University, 23rd July 2009.
  • Associate of the Higher Education Academy