PAPERS

Canadian Journal of Philosophy

Philosophical Studies

Pacific Philosophical Quarterly
      
Bioethics
          
Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics 3 
(email for PDF)

The Journal of Ethics

Teaching Philosophy

in The Limits of Moral Obligation
(Routledge 2015, email for PDF)

AJOB Neuroscience
(commentary) 

American Journal of Bioethics
(commentary)

NDPR

Review of Batson's
NDPR


  

CONTACT

vanessa [dot] carbonell [at] uc [dot] edu

206D McMicken Hall
 University of Cincinnati
   Cincinnati, OH 45221-0374







 


Vanessa Carbonell
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Obed J. Wilson Professor of Ethics
University of Cincinnati

I joined the Philosophy department at Cincinnati in 2009 after getting my PhD at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prior to that I studied philosophy as an undergraduate at Wesleyan University (CT). 

My research investigates problems at the intersection of normative ethics, moral psychology, metaethics, and applied ethics. I'm interested in moral agents, both ordinary and extraordinary: what they're like, what morality demands of them, and the relationship between what they're like and what morality demands of them. One way I've explored these ideas is by looking specifically at "moral saints". I have also written about the relationship between knowledge and moral demands, and the relationship between sacrifice and moral obligation.

In addition to moral agency, moral obligation, supererogation, sacrifice, wellbeing, character, demandingness, and the scope and limits of morality, I have additional teaching and research interests in: medical ethics, family ethics, philosophy of punishment, philosophy of law, health policy, organ donation, caregiving, and dementia.




COURSES

Spring 2017
PHIL 3020 Normative Ethics
PHIL 5099 Senior Capstone (TBD)

Fall 2016
PHIL 1003 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics
PHIL 8080 Ethics (Topic TBD) (Grad)

Spring 2015

PHIL 8080 Ethics (Skepticism) (Grad)
PHIL 5099 Senior Capstone (Punishment)

Fall 2014
PHIL 3020 Normative Ethics

PHIL 3046 Metaphysical Foundations of Technology

Spring 2014
PHIL 1088 Morality in Medicine

Fall 2013
PHIL 1088 Morality in Medicine
PHIL 3020 Normative Ethics


Spring 2012
PHIL 106 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics

Winter 2012
PHIL 332 Ethics & The Family
PHIL 782 Ethics (Demandingness) (Grad)

Fall 2011
PHIL 108 Morality in Medicine 
PHIL 322 Ethics


Spring 2011 
PHIL 335H Ethics of Punishment (Honors)


Winter 2011 
PHIL 111 Contemporary Moral Issues
PHIL 332 Ethics & The Family


Fall 2010
 
PHIL 322 Ethics
PHIL 720 Ethics (20th C Metaethics) (Grad)

Spring 2010 
PHIL 519/719 Moral Psychology (Grad)

Winter 2010
PHIL 111 Contemporary Moral Issues
PHIL 332 Ethics & The Family

Fall 2009
PHIL 106 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics
PHIL 306 Metaethics