Associate Professor, Philosophy
BA, New York University, 1996
MA, PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 2001, 2005
Ariela Tubert's research is in the area of moral philosophy with a special focus on moral psychology and metaethics. She is primarily concerned with issues like moral motivation, the justification of moral requirements, free will and moral responsibility, moral agency, and practical reason. She received a B.A. in Computer Science and Philosophy from New York University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin. Before coming to Puget Sound, she was a Visiting Fellow at the Parr Center for Ethics and a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her recent work includes "Constitutive Arguments", Philosophy Compass (5, 2010); and "Korsgaard's Constitutive Arguments and the Principles of Practical Reason", Philosophical Quarterly (61, 2011).
Ariela Tubert regularly teaches PHIL 101: Introduction to Philosophy; PHIL 109: Life, Death, and Meaning; PHIL 280: Politcal Philosophy; PHIL 281: Moral Philosophy; PHIL 378: Philosophy of Law; PHIL 383: Metaethics; PHIL 390: Gender and Philosophy; PHIL 403: Topics in Value Theory; and together with Kristin Johnson, STS 333: Evolution and Ethics.