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Dr Clea Rees

Overview

Dr Clea Rees Position: Visiting Research Fellow Email: ReesC21@cf.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0)29 208 74806
Extension: 74806
Location: John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cathays, Cardiff

Research Group

Philosophy

Research Interests

Area of Specialisation: Moral Psychology; Ethics
Areas of Competence: Logic; Feminism; Philosophy of Mind

Selected Publications

Better Lie! Analysis 2014.

Automaticity in Virtuous Action (with Jonathan Webber). The Philosophy and Psychology of Character and Happiness, eds. Nancy E. Snow and Franco Trivigno. Routledge, 2014.

Constancy, Fidelity, and Integrity (with Jonathan Webber). The Handbook of Virtue Ethics, ed. Stan van Hooft and Nicole Saunders. Acumen, 2014.

Are Intelligible Agents Square? Philosophical Explorations 2013. DOI: 10.1080/13869795.2013.808692

Reclaiming the Conscience of Huckleberry Finn. The Experience of Philosophy sixth edition, eds. Daniel Kolak and Raymond Martin. Oxford University Press, 2006.

Publications

Recent Publications

Better Lie! Analysis 2014.

Automaticity in Virtuous Action (with Jonathan Webber). The Philosophy and Psychology of Character and Happiness, eds. Nancy E. Snow and Franco Trivigno. Routledge, 2014.

Constancy, Fidelity, and Integrity (with Jonathan Webber). The Handbook of Virtue Ethics, ed. Stan van Hooft and Nicole Saunders. Acumen, 2014.

Are Intelligible Agents Square? Philosophical Explorations 2013. DOI: 10.1080/13869795.2013.808692

Reclaiming the Conscience of Huckleberry Finn. The Experience of Philosophy sixth edition, eds. Daniel Kolak and Raymond Martin. Oxford University Press, 2006.

 

Research

Clea works in moral psychology which means she is interested in the psychological assumptions involved in ethical theory; whether these assumptions are true of human beings; and how an understanding of human psychology should inform thinking about ethics.

Clea's current research reflects ongoing interests in moral development and agency, the proper role of emotion in ethical reflection and autonomy, and the connexions between applied, normative and meta-ethics. Current projects include a defence of the claim that aiming at moral perfection is morally problematic; an account of automatic virtuous actions which takes the automatic activation of goals as essential to virtue; and an exploration of the ethical importance of self-fracture and disunity.

Biography

Clea read Mathematics and Philosophy as an undergraduate at Jesus College, Oxford before taking up a fellowship at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill to do postgraduate work in Philosophy. She taught at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and for University of California at Berkeley and Santa Cruz. She is currently a Honorary Research Fellow, a tutor in the Centre for Lifelong Learning and Treasurer of the Royal Institute of Philosophy Cardiff Branch.