Dr Rebekah Humphreys
Dr Rebekah Humphreys BA, MA, PhD. Associate of the Higher Education Academy
Lecturer in Philosophy
Tel: +44 (0) 1570 424975
- 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
- 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
- ‘Suffering, Sentientism and Sustainability: an analysis of a non-anthropocentric moral framework for climate ethics’, forthcoming, Palgrave.
- ‘‘Fresh Meat’ and ‘Dead Meat’: Marking Women and Nonhuman Beings in Crime and Detective Narratives’ (co-authored with Kate Watson), forthcoming, Manchester University Press, edited collection.
- ‘Justice and Non-Human Beings’, Part I, in Bangladesh Jrn. of Bioethics (7:3), 2016, pp.1-11.
- Justice and Non-Human Beings’, Part II, in Bangladesh Jrn. of Bioethics (8:1), 2017, pp.44-77.
- ‘Dignity and its violation examined within the context of animal ethics’, Ethics and the Environment (21:2), Fall 2016, pp. 143-162.
- ‘Biocentrism’, entry in Encyclopedia of Global Bioethics, Springer, online publication 2014. ISBN: 978-3-319-05544-2 (Online). Hard copy of the Encyclopedia due to be published in late 2016.
- Organised the ‘Ethics, Creation and Environment’ conference, held at Cardiff University, 23rd July 2009.
- Associate of the Higher Education Academy