Obed J. Wilson Professor of Ethics | Ethics, Moral Psychology
Philosophy - Tenure-Track Faculty
206D McMicken Hall
Ph.D, University of Michigan, 2009 (Philosophy).
B.A., Wesleyan University, 2003 (Philosophy).
Vanessa Carbonell works at the intersection of ethical theory, metaethics, and moral psychology. She is particularly interested in moral agents (both ordinary and extraordinary) and how they navigate the moral landscape. This has led her to write about moral saints, moral motivation, moral sacrifice, and the relationship between knowledge and moral obligation. She also has teaching interests in bioethics, family ethics, and philosophy of law.
Carbonell is a Taft Center Fellow for academic year 2012-2013 and thus on leave from teaching. Check back in Fall 2013 for new courses.