Sarah Rebecca Bamford

Sarah Rebecca Bamford

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

BA, MA, PhD, Durham University England

Albert Schweitzer Institute  206

(203) 582-3722

PL 220(UC) Ethics and Human Values   -   Spring 2016
PL 250Philosophy of Art   -   Spring 2016
PL 333Modern Philosophy   -   Spring 2016


I joined the department in 2012. My research develops new solutions to problems in late modern European philosophy, the history of ethics, contemporary bioethics, the history and philosophy of mind, science, and technology, and comparative philosophy. I teach introduction to philosophy, modern and contemporary philosophy, bioethics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of technology & social transformation, philosophy of science, philosophy of art, and African philosophy.

Educational Background

Ph.D. in Philosophy, Durham University (England).
M.A. in Philosophy, Durham University (England).
B.A. in Combined Studies in Arts (German, Philosophy, Russian Studies), Durham University (England).

About Durham University

Selected Publications

  • 2015. Nietzsche's Philosophy of the Free Spirit, edited by Rebecca Bamford, London: Rowman & Littlefield International.
  • 2015 (in press). “The ethos of inquiry: Nietzsche on experience, naturalism, and experimentalism.” Journal of Nietzsche Studies 46(3).
  • 2015. “Health and self-cultivation in Dawn,” in Nietzsche's Free Spirit Philosophy, ed. Rebecca Bamford, 85-109. London: Rowman & Littlefield International.
  • 2015. ‘Moraline-Acid-Free’ Virtue: The Case of Free Death,” Journal of Value Inquiry 49(3): 437-451.
  • 2015. “Unrequited: Neurochemical enhancement of love.” Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 24(3): 55-60.


Honors & Awards

  • 2000-01: Royal Institute of Philosophy Bursary
  • 2004-06: Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Philosophy, Rhodes University (South Africa)
  • 2006-07: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University

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