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Rachel Fedock

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Honors Faculty Fellow
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 1520
Biography: 

Rachel Fedock returned to Barrett, The Honors College, her alma mater, in 2015 after earning her doctorate and master's in philosophy from the City University of New York Graduate Center. Before returning to Barrett, Professor Fedock taught at the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at Arizona State University, as well as the State University of New York, Potsdam. She has previously taught introductory through advanced-level courses in philosophy, including logic, ethics, bioethics, feminist ethics, and the intersections between feminism and environmental ethics.

Her dissertation, “The Theoretical and Psychological Foundations of Care in Environmental Ethics,” investigates the phenomenon of care, specifically three neglected dimensions of care within care ethics: the emotions of care, care as a virtue, and the caring person, respectively, while constructing possible conceptions of in what each dimension consists. She utilizes her refinements to care ethics in an attempt to resolve environmental dilemmas, arguing that a care-based ethic provides better solutions to environmental issues than non-care based ethics.

Professor Fedock is co-editor and contributing author to Love, Justice, and Autonomy: Philosophical Perspectives, published with Routledge in 2021. Her contribution, "Dissolving the Illusion of the Love and Justice Dichotomy," dismantles the purported dichotomy between love and justice. 

In addition, Professor Fedock initiated the first Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program course at Barrett in the spring of 2019, "Men and Feminism" at the Maricopa Reentry Center in Phoenix. She continues to offer the cousre once per academic year, while facilitating the Barrett, Inside-Out Think Tank throughout the year.   

Her research interest include ethics, feminist ethics, Black feminism, abolition, gender, race, moral psychology, the philosophy of love, and care. 

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Philosophy, City University of New York
  • M.A. Philosophy, City University of New York
  • B.A. Philosophy, Arizona State University
Spring 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
HON 394Special Topics
Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
HON 394Special Topics
HON 498Pro-Seminar
HON 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
HON 394Special Topics
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
HON 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 194Special Topics
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
HON 394Special Topics
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
HON 394Special Topics
HON 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 394Special Topics
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
HON 394Special Topics
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
HON 370History of Ideas
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
HON 394Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
HON 370History of Ideas
HON 394Special Topics