Helena de Bres

Helena de Bres
hdebres@wellesley.edu
(781) 283-2624
Philosophy
B.A., Victoria University; M.A., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
FND 320

Helena de Bres

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Works on philosophy of literature and moral philosophy, with a focus on personal narration, memoir and meaning in life.


My current research centers on philosophy of literature--in particular, the nature and value of memoir--and the question of what makes a life meaningful. The rest of my work in philosophy addresses questions of distributive justice in global politics. You can find descriptions of my papers here.

I also have a major interest in creative writing and public philosophy. You can find some essays, humor pieces and information about a couple of current book projects here.

I teach courses in ethics, political philosophy and philosophy of literature. You can find my cartoonish guide to taking philosophy classes here and descriptions of my courses here

In my spare time, I like to read, swim, wander outside, and travel out west.