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.

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