M. Carmela Epright
Department of Philosophy
Ph.D. Loyola University Chicago (1999)
M.A. Loyola University Chicago (Applied Ethics) (1994)
M.A. Loyola University Chicago (1992)
B.A. St. Edward's University (1990)
Areas of Specialization:
BioEthics, Ethical Theory
Areas of Competence:
Feminism, Political Philosophy
Office: Furman Hall 125D
Office Hours (spring 2013): On Sabbatical
Phone: (864) 294-2288
News and Announcements
- Dr. Epright is on Sabbatical for Fall 2012 and Spring 2013.
spring 2013 courses
Clinical Ethics Appointments
- Board Member, Medical University of South Carolina, Ethic Committee (2011-present)
- Consultant, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System (2003-2008)
- Consultant, Ethics Consult Service, Greenville Memorial Hospital (2000-present)
- Consultant, Greenville Hospital Association's Children's Hospital Ethics Board (2000-present)
- Consultant, Institute for Evidence-Based Neuromusculoskeletal Care (2010-present)
- Consultant, Open Arms Hospice of Greenville (2006-2009)
- Consultant, South Caolina Medical Association Bioethics Committee (1999-present)
- Consultant, SpringBrook Behavioral Healthcare (2001-present)
- Consultant, VistaCare Hospice (2000-present)
- M. Carmela Epright, "Coercing Future Freedom," Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 38, no.4 (Winter 2010).
- M. Carmela Epright and Robert Sade, "Conundrums in Mental Health: Cases and Controversies," Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 38, no.4 (Winter 2010).
- M. Carmela Epright and Sarah Worth, "Dexter Morgan: Vigilante Hero or Pathetic Rule Follower," Dexter and Philosophy (Open Court, 2011).
- M. Carmela Epright and Sara Waller, "Neuro-Enhancement: Warning, Autonomax may be Necessary," Journal of Ethics in Mental Health 5, no.1 (2011).
- M. Carmela Epright, "Caring About the Mentally Ill: Autonomy, Freedom, and Care Ethics," Reinterpretations (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009).
- M. Carmela Epright, "Embracing the 'F' Word: Young Women, Feminism, Fear," American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy (2006).
- M. Carmela Epright," Four Principles of Bioethics," Ethics and Public Health in an Age of Terrorism (University of South Carolina Press, 2007).
- M. Carmela Epright, "Bioethics and Justice: Economics, Care, and Conflict," Ethical Humanism, Bioethics, and Justice (Prometheus Press, 2006).
- M. Carmela Epright, "Rights, Liberties, and the Response to Terrorism," The Fate of Democracy (Prometheus Press, 2006).
- M. Carmela Epright, "Honoring Feminism's Past, Envisioning An Embodied Future," Philosophy in the Contemporary World 11, no.1 (Spring/Summer 2003).
- M. Carmela Epright, "Philosophical Counseling: A Paradigm for Clinical Medical Ethics?" Philosophy in the Contemporary World 10, no.2 (Fall/Winter 2003).
- M. Carmela Epright, "Impartialism, Care, and the Self," Philosophy in the Contemporary World 4, no.3 (Fall 1997).
Grants and Awards
- Furman University's Meritorious Teaching Award (2004)
- "The Burnett-Freeman Philosophy Professor of the Year Award" (2010)
- ACS Faculty Renewal Grant, $8,000 - Supported a faculty seminar on Sexuality Studies.
- Piper Foundation Grant, $500,000 - Supports faculty seminar and speaker series to promote ethics across the curriculum at Furman University.
- Case Western Reserve Univeristy, Visiting Collaborators Grant, $5,000 - Supported collaborative research on a project involving brain based psychiatric research.
Selected Recent and Upcoming Presentations
- "End-of-Life Care, POLST for South Carolina," South Carolina Medical Association Annual Meeting, 2011.
- "Serious Psychiatric Illness and Capital Punishment," South Carolina Medical Association Bioethics Retreat, 2011.
- "Bridging the Humanities and Social Sciences Through Medicine," Society for Ethics Accross the Curriculum Annual Meeting, 2010.
- "Neuro-Enhancement: Warning, Autonomax may be Necessary," Brain Matters: New Directions in Neuroethics, 2010.
- "Ethics ann Forensic Psychiatry: Principles, Relationships, and the Role of the Psychiatrist," South Carolina Psychiatric Association's Annual Meeting, 2010 (invited).
Works in Progress
- "Ethics and Forensic Psychiatry: Principles, Relationships, and the Role of the Psychiatrist"
- "Morality, Cluster B Personality Disorders, and the DSM-V: Language, Judgment, and Purposes"