The Kennedy Institute of Ethics welcomes Sean Aas as its newest Senior Research Scholar. Dr. Aas will also fill a role at Georgetown as an Assistant Professor of Philosophy. He joins us in the fall, following a session of classes he is teaching at New York University this summer.
“I’m thrilled to join the Kennedy Institute,” he said. “I can’t think of a better place to think, talk, and teach about the ethical importance of diverse embodiment.”
Dr. Aas’s primary areas of research are bioethics, metaethics, and social and political philosophy, with a significant focus on issues of disability. These interests tie to broader projects: on the construction of social facts; the grounds of egalitarian justice; and the import of diverse embodiment for health care ethics and health policy.
He earned a PhD in philosophy from Brown University in 2013. Prior to joining the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, he served as a Fellow at the Justitia Amplificata Project at Goethe University in Frankfurt and a Fellow at the Department of Clinical Bioethics in the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda.