• Ethical Aspects of Human Subject Research in Biomedicine
    Dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 1984.
    This dissertation attempts to provide grounds for subjecting the practice of human subject research to ethical scrutiny, thereby supporting the need for regulative intervention of some sort, and then attempts to specify how HSR can meet ethical requirements. The study examines the areas in which HSR is ethically sensitive in having a considerable likelihood of leading to ethical abuse or neglect. HSR can compromise the liberty or welfare of subjects and can interfere with the relationship betwee…Read more
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    The Elements of Moral Philosophy
    Teaching Philosophy 10 (3): 255-257. 1987.
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    Gambling and Character
    International Journal of Applied Philosophy 17 (1): 1-15. 2003.
    Legalized gambling has all the hallmarks of a large-scale moral and social concern, yet, remarkably, philosophers have paid scarce attention to the moral issues surrounding this phenomenon. I believe that this neglect is unjustified. While much could be said about gambling in terms of its social impact, I offer an account on the moral status of gambling and avoid the temptation to give a “thin” account in simply categorizing gambling as “permissible” or “impermissible.” I attempt to assess its i…Read more
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    Must Wolterstorff Sell His House?
    Faith and Philosophy 4 (2): 187-197. 1987.
    In his recent book, Until Justice and Peace Embrace, Nicholas Wolterstorff claims that in ethics there exist “sustenance rights,” also called “positive rights,” which demand that people be provided the requirements of productive social living, including food, clothing, shelter, healthful environments, and elementary health care. I defend Wolterstorff’s claims against attacks by social theologian Richard John Neuhaus, who argues in effect that to grant sustenance rights implies both personal and …Read more
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    Tuberculosis in Correctional Facilities: The Tuberculosis Control Program of the Montefiore Medical Center Rikers Island Health Services
    with Steven M. Safyer, Lynn Richmond, and Eran Bellin
    Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 21 (3-4): 342-351. 1993.
    “Recognizing that prisons disproportionately confine sick people, with mental illness, substance abuse, HIV disease among other illnesses; and that prisoners are subject to further morbidity and mortality in these institutions, due to lack of access and/or resources for health care, overcrowding, violence, emotional deprivation, and suicide.… condemns the social practice of mass imprisonment.”After decades of steady decline, tuberculosis has emerged as a significant public health threat in the U…Read more