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Rebecca Bamford

Associate Professor of Philosophy

BA, MA, PhD, Durham University England

College of Arts & Sciences


PL 222

Bioethics - Fall 2018

PL 335

Contemporary Philosophy - Fall 2018

PL 238

Philosophy of Technology and Social Transformation - Fall 2018



Phone Number

(203) 582-3722

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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 received Quinnipiac's Outstanding Faculty Scholar Award in 2016. 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.
  • 2017. "Nietzschean perspectives on multiculturalism." In Philosophies of Multiculturalism, edited by Luís Cordeiro Rodrigues and Marko Simendic. London: Routledge.
  • 2016. “The ethos of inquiry: Nietzsche on experience, naturalism, and experimentalism.” Journal of Nietzsche Studies 47(1): 9-29.
  • 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.

Courses Taught

In Fall 2017, I'll be teaching Contemporary Philosophy, Diverse Global Philosophies, and Bioethics.

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