Vanderbilt University
Center for Humans and Nature
  • Vanderbilt University
    Department of Health Policy
    Associate Professor
  • Center for Humans and Nature
    Senior Fellow (Part-time)
  • The Hastings Center
    Senior Advisor (Part-time)
Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America
  • Introduction
    In Timothy Kirk & Bruce Jennings (eds.), Hospice Ethics: Policy and Practice in Palliative Care, Oxford University Press. 2014.
    This chapter introduces readers to the aims and scope of the book. Readers are given the social and scholarly context in which the book emerges. The introduction suggests that the history and philosophy of hospice care contain moral values that can be resonant or dissonant with larger social values, giving those who work in hospice organizations an important place in the national discussion about terminal care. Finally, it offers a brief explanation of the goals of each chapter in the book.
  • Editorial
    Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 41 (1): 1-4. 2021.
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    Redoing the Demos
    Hastings Center Report 51 (S1): 58-63. 2021.
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    Civic Learning for a Democracy in Crisis
    with Michael K. Gusmano, Gregory E. Kaebnick, Carolyn P. Neuhaus, and Mildred Z. Solomon
    Hastings Center Report 51 (S1): 2-4. 2021.
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    Remembering Hospice
    Hastings Center Report 50 (5): 40-41. 2020.
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    Ends and Means of Solidarity
    American Journal of Bioethics 20 (5): 64-66. 2020.
    Volume 20, Issue 5, June 2020, Page 64-66.
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    Daniel Callahan and the Vocation of Bioethics
    Hastings Center Report 49 (5): 13-14. 2019.
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    Bioethics (4th edition) (edited book)
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    Hastings Center Report 35 (6). 2005.
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    Special Supplement: Ethical Challenges of Chronic Illness
    with Daniel Callahan and Arthur L. Caplan
    Hastings Center Report 18 (1): 1. 1988.
  • Applying the Humanities
    with Daniel Callahan and Arthur L. Caplan
    . 1985.
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    At the Center: a tale of two stories
    Hastings Center Report 23 (6). 1993.
  • Ethics, the Social Sciences, and Policy Analysis
    with Sidney Callahan
    Springer. 1983.
    The social sciences playa variety of multifaceted roles in the policymaking process. So varied are these roles, indeed, that it is futile to talk in the singular about the use of social science in policymaking, as if there were one constant relationship between two fixed and stable entities. Instead, to address this issue sensibly one must talk in the plural about uses of dif ferent modes of social scientific inquiry for different kinds of policies under various circumstances. In some cases, the…Read more
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    Darwin, Marx and Freud: Their Influence on Moral Theory
    with Drs William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Chair Arthur L. Caplan, Arthur L. Caplan, and Director of Bioethics Bruce Jennings
    Springer Science & Business Media. 1984.
    hope of obtaining a comprehensive and coherent understand ing of the human condition, we must somehow weave together the biological, sociological, and psychological components of human nature and experience. And this cannot be done indeed, it is difficult to even make sense of an attempt to do it-without first settling our accounts with Darwin, Marx, and Freud. The legacy of these three thinkers continues to haunt us in other ways as well. Whatever their substantive philosophical differences in …Read more
  • Applied ethics and the vocation of social science
    In Joseph P. DeMarco, Richard M. Fox & Michael D. Bayles (eds.), New Directions in Ethics: The Challenge of Applied Ethics, Routledge and Kegan Paul. pp. 205--217. 1986.
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    Relational Ethics for Public Health: Interpreting Solidarity and Care
    Health Care Analysis 27 (1): 4-12. 2019.
    This article defends ‘relational theorizing’ in bioethics and public health ethics and describes its importance. It then offers an interpretation of solidarity and care understood as normatively patterned and psychologically and socially structured modes of relationality; in a word, solidarity and care understood as ‘practices.’ Solidarity is characterized as affirming the moral standing of others and their membership in a community of equal dignity and respect. Care is characterized as paying a…Read more
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    De-extinction and Conservation
    with Gregory E. Kaebnick
    Hastings Center Report 47 (S2). 2017.
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    The Moral Imagination of De-extinction
    Hastings Center Report 47 (S2). 2017.
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    Introduction to conceptual issues in health and society: Neglected social and relational experiences and care approaches
    with Mary Beth Morrissey
    Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 36 (2): 61-63. 2016.
  • The ordeal of practicing care-Reply
    Hastings Center Report 36 (4): 5-6. 2006.
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    Special Supplement: Ethics and Trusteeship for Health Care: Hospital Board Service in Turbulent Times
    with Bradford H. Gray, Virginia A. Sharpe, Linda Weiss, and Alan R. Fleischman
    Hastings Center Report 32 (4). 2002.
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    Nudging for health and the predicament of agency: The relational ecology of autonomy and care
    with Frederick J. Wertz and Mary Beth Morrissey
    Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 36 (2): 81-99. 2016.
    This article reflects on the implications of the concept of health and the questions it poses for moral philosophy, psychology, and the panoply of professions that are involved in the practices of care and in the ethics of individual rights, dignity, and autonomy. Significant among these questions is what we call “the predicament of agency.” The predicament involves the ethical tensions—arising within the broad concept of health and flourishing, but also in concrete everyday practices and relati…Read more
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    Representation and Responsibility: Exploring Legislative Ethics
    with Daniel Callahan
    Ethics 97 (2): 485-486. 1987.
  • An overview of the project
    with A. R. Fleischman
    Hastings Center Report 32 (4). 2002.
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    Case Study: CPR in Hospice
    with Perry G. Fine
    Hastings Center Report 33 (3): 9. 2003.