Rachel Achs

rachel achs
2021 PhD in Philosophy, Harvard University
2013 MPhil in Philosophy, Cambridge University
2011 BA in Philosophy, Yale University


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My research is about emotions and the various types of reasons we have for them, with a particular focus on the affective responses involved in holding people responsible, such as anger, guilt, and blame. Currently, I’m working on projects about the value of guilt and suffering, about what’s wrong with blaming hypocritically, and on how best to conceive of the fittingness norms governing affective attitudes and practices.