Dr. Rachel Handley

Dr. Rachel Handley

Teaching Fellow, Philosophy



I am a Teaching Fellow in Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin. I primarily teach metaethics and ethics from first year undergraduate level to postgraduate level. Previously I was a Visiting Lecturer in Philosophy at Code University, Berlin (2020), an Honorary Research Fellow at The University of Liverpool (2020 - 2021), and a University Teacher at The University of Liverpool (2015 - 2020). I'm also a poet and an author. My debut collection of philosophical short stories, Possible Worlds and Other Stories, was published in 2022.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

  • Rachel Handley, Stevenson on Emotivism, Philosophers In Depth, Palgrave Macmillan, 2023Book, 2023
  • Rachel Handley, Squaring the Vienna Circle Four female philosophers who swam against the tide, Review of Metaphysical Animals, by Clare Mac Cumhaill, Rachael Wiseman , The Times Literary Supplement, 2023Review, 2023, URL
  • Rachel Handley, 'Possible Worlds and Other Stories', Durham, England, Ellipsis Imprints, 2022, -Fiction and creative prose
  • Rachel Handley, Clare Mac Cumhaill, Rachael Wiseman, Why Metaethics Matters, Psyche Ideas, 2021Journal Article, URL
  • Rachel Handley, 'Vital Signs: Poems of Illness and Healing', Poetry Ireland, 2022, -Poetry

Research Expertise

Metaethics, moral psychology, moral epistemology, philosophy of disability, history of analytic philosophy, business ethics. For more information about my research please see my website.

Philosophy, Ethics and Religion,