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I am an Assistant Professor at the Clemson University Department of Philosophy and Religion and the Director of the Law, Liberty, and Justice Program. I received my Ph.D. in Philosophy from Boston University in 2012. Before that, I earned an M.A. in Philosophy from Georgia State University, a Master 2 in Ethics and Politics from Université Paris IV Sorbonne, and a B.A. (Licence and Maitrise) from Université Paris X Nanterre.

I specialize in ethics, social and political philosophy, and philosophy of law, including from a feminist perspective. In my research, I am broadly interested in the grounds and limits of political authority, especially under conditions of injustice--or what you might call the 'real world'--and what these entail for political responsibility. My areas of competence are in business ethics, bioethics, metaethics, and feminist philosophy. I also plan to delve into neuroethics (to explore the ethics of moral enhancement) and cyber ethics (I would like to understand and assess electronic civil disobedience).

This semester (Spring 2015), I am on maternity leave and taking care of my twin baby boys.  Here are courses I 
previously taught at Clemson. 

I was born in Cannes and grew up in Cagnes-sur-mer, a little town outside Nice, France, known among other things for its medieval castleAuguste Renoir's home, and its world championship of "boules carrées" which is a game of pétanque with cubes (or "square balls" as the Cagnois, with their penchant for oxymoron, call them).

I am not on Facebook, but I am on Academia.

Contact: cdelmas@clemson.edu.  

A passion fruit flower (Saint-Paul-de-Vence, September 2011)
a passion fruit flower, Saint-Paul-de-Vence
                                                                                                            Me (Paris, July 2013)