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

Lecturer in Philosophy

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

Rebekah Humphreys

  • Lecturer in Philosophy

Rebekah completed her BA, MA, and PhD at Cardiff University. Before teaching at TSD, Rebekah worked at Cardiff University, University of Wales, Newport, and Bangor University.

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 Greek 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
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Self and Society

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. ‘Suffering, Sentientism and Sustainability: an analysis of a non-anthropocentric moral framework for climate ethics’, in Climate and the Non-Human World: Non-Anthropocentric Approaches to Climate Ethics, forthcoming, Palgrave.
  2. ‘‘Fresh Meat’ and ‘Dead Meat’: Marking Women and Nonhuman Beings in Crime and Detective Narratives’ (co-authored with Kate Watson), forthcoming, Manchester University Press.
  3. 'Justice and Non-Human Being', Part II, in Bangladesh Jrn. of Bioethics (8:1), 2017, pp. 44-77.
  4. ‘Justice and Non-Human Beings’, Part I, in Bangladesh Jrn. of Bioethics (7:3), 2016, pp. 1-11.
  5. ‘Dignity and its violation examined within the context of animal ethics’, Ethics and the Environment (21:2), Fall 2016, pp. 143-162.
  6. ‘Biocentrism’, entry in Encyclopedia of Global Bioethics, Springer, online publication 2014. (Online). Hard copy published in late 2016.
  7. 'The Argument from Existence, Blood-Sports, and 'Sport-Slaves'', Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, Springer, Vol.27, Issue 2, 2014, pp. 331-345 (also featured in the 'Key Research Article' section of the journal Sociology Research, 28th May 2014).
  • Organised the ‘Ethics, Creation and Environment’ conference, Cardiff University, 23rd July 2009.
  • Organised the 'Mind and Morals' College Conference, UWTSD, Lampeter Campus, Jan. 2018.
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy