Contact:Maria del Mar Cabezas



University of Salzburg

Centre for Ethic and Poverty Research

Mönchsberg 2a, A-5020 Salzburg


Mar Cabezas studied Philosophy at the University of Salamanca, spending one year at the University of Cologne (2003/04). After being a visiting student at the University of Manchester supervised by P. Goldie (2009/10), she graduated in Salamanca (2012) with a thesis on the role of emotions in moral reasoning, being honored with the Extraordinary Doctorate Award. She is a M.A. in Human Rights and an Expert in Psychological Effects of Child Mistreatment (UNED, 2011). Her work has been funded by the Oriol-Urquijo University Foundation (2007/08) and the University of Salamanca (2008/2012).

She has contributed to the The limits of the Precautionary Principle project run by the Spanish National Research Council (2012/2014.) Currently, she is part of the Child Poverty and Social Justice project as a postdoctoral researcher. Her main interests are moral philosophy and moral psychology, the relations between reason and emotion, the moral status of childhood and applied ethics.

Detailed CV & List of Publications

Selected Publications:

Ética y emociones: el papel de las emociones en la justificación de nuestros juicios morales [Ethics and emotions: the role of emotions in the justification of our moral judgments], 2014 (Frothcoming, Plaza y Valdés Press, Madrid)

“Moral Judgments, Emotions, and some Expectations from Moral Motivation” in Public Reason: Journal of Political and Moral Philosophy, 3(1), 2011, 50-59. ISSN 2065-7285.

“Emotions through another lens: a critique of the dichotomic conceptualization of emotions”, in Dilemata: International Journal of Applied Ethics, (2)2010, 89-103. ISSN: 1989-7022.

  • News
    The Munich group of the Alumni Club was founded last week with a kick-off event in the Kunsthalle. It is also possible to keep close contact with graduates who do not live in Salzburg and to offer them a common communication platform.
    Kristin De Troyer from Salzburg is the new president of the "European Society for Theological Research of Women" (ESWTR). In order to strengthen the feminist agenda, De Troyer wants to network theologians even more closely.
    Sonja Molnar analyzes linguistic changes in the production of consumer products.
    Books, music and personal documents testify to an unprecedented career.
    Fifty-five participants and 15 lecturers from all over the world will be taking part in the 19th summer course of the Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law (SLS,, Sunday, 30 July until Wednesday 9 August, 2017.
    Following the success of the previous year, the PLUS Green Campus Summer School took place from 17 to 21 July, 2017, with participants from different disciplines such as material sciences, mathematics, politics, biology and psychology.
    From 1 to 31 August, the Literaturarchiv Salzburg will display valuable autographs and documents from the Haslinger Collection. The opening of the exhibition takes place on 31 July with readings by Alois Brandstetter and Erwin Einzinger.
    In Salzburg, the art business will be in full swing in Summer 2017. During the five week Festival, the city, as the cultural centre, is promoting numerous musical and theatrical productions, as well as exhibitions.
    The Summer Uni "ditact_women's IT" of the University of Salzburg is specifically aimed at women with technical interests. It takes place from 21 August to 2 September at the Unipark Nonntal and at the Fachhochschule Salzburg. Information:
  • Veranstaltungen
  • 22.08.17 Designing Unstable Technology for Unstable Futures
  • Uni-Shop
  • University of Salzburg's facebook site University of Salzburg's twitter site University of Salzburg's flickr site