Dr Sarah Otten is a lecturer at Carlow College where she teaches on the Humanities, Social Care and Social, Political and Community Studies degree programmes. She teaches courses in ethics, as well as political and feminist philosophy. She completed her doctorate on justice in the writings of Adam Smith at Trinity College Dublin in 2016. She is also a graduate of Bowling Green State University where she completed her Masters in Moral and Political Philosophy in 1999. She spent four years in Africa working on development projects in Namibia and Malawi. Her research interests encompass social justice, feminism and animal ethics.
Sarah’s areas of interest are the in the moral philosophy of Adam Smith and David Hume, feminist philosophy, the critical theory of Horkheimer, applied ethics and social care policy. In ethics her focus is on punishment and rights, care ethics and our relation to animals.
PhD in Philosophy, Trinity College Dublin, 2017
MA in Moral & Political Philosophy, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, 1999
MA in International Studies, University of Limerick, 1994
BA in Philosophy & English, University College Galway, 1993