Dr. Rebecca Roache
Rebecca Roache, Ph.D. is
James Martin Research Fellow,
Future of Humanity Institute,
Faculty of Philosophy & James Martin 21st Century School,
University of Oxford.
Rebecca’s research at the FHI centers around ethical issues in human enhancement and new technology. Topics of particular interest include human nature and the relationship between humans and other species; the extent to which human values are products of the sort of beings we are, biologically, and the extent to which our values might change if we became different sorts of beings; rationality (and the lack of it) in popular thought about risk; and the role of intuition in philosophical reasoning.
In addition to her research, Rebecca enjoys participating in public consultations, educational initiatives, popular discussions, and media interviews. She authored Should we Enhance Self-Esteem?, Enhancement and Cheating, Ethics, Speculation, and Values, Mellor and Dennett on the Perception of Temporal Order, A Defence of Quasi-Memory, Review of Jonathan Glover’s Choosing Children, Kamm’s Intricate Ethics, and Hempel’s Dilemma and Human Nature, and coauthored Ethical issues in human enhancement and The ethics of keeping a child from its parents.
Rebecca earned her B.A. (Hons.) in Philosophy at the University of Leeds in 1996 and her M.A. in Philosophy at the University of Leeds in 1997. She earned her M.Phil. in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge in 1999 and her Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge (St. John’s College) in 2002.
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