Sarah Vincent


Sarah Vincent, PhD.

Sarah Vincent


Sarah Vincent


Associate Teaching Professor

Areas of Specialization

Moral Psychology, Philosophy of Mind/Cognitive Science


PhD, University of Memphis

Current Research

Though my focus is on exceptional teaching, I have a number of research interests that inform the courses I develop or teach. My research primarily pursues intersections between the philosophy of cognitive science and moral psychology, most especially regarding nonhuman animals and neurodivergent persons. Additionally, I am interested in both aesthetics and the metaphysics of death.


  • PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHI 105 Contemporary Moral Problems
  • PHI 107 Introduction to Ethics
  • PHI 199 UB Seminar on Morality, Reality, & Meaning
  • PHI 237 Medical Ethics: Social & Ethical Values in Medicine
  • PHI 250 The Meaning of Life
  • PHI 320 Philosophy of Mind
  • PHI 345 Aesthetics & the Philosophy of Art
  • PHI 347 Gender & Philosophy

Selected Publications

Vincent, Sarah; Ring, Rebecca; Andrews, Kristin. “Normative Practices of Other Animals,” The Routledge Handbook of Moral Epistemology (2018).

Vincent, Sarah; Gallagher, Shaun. “Are Chimpanzees Socially Enactive?: From False Beliefs to True Interactions,” The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Animals Minds (2017).

Vincent, Sarah. “Interspecies Intersubjectivity: On its Possibilities and Limitations,” The Southwest Philosophy Review, vol. 31, no. 1 (Jan. 2015).

Vincent, Sarah. “The Myth of the Mental (Illness),” Dimensions of Moral Agency (2014).