Tribute to Robert M. Veatch

Professor emeritus at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics and the philosophy department at Georgetown University LeRoy Walters remembers Dr. Robert M. Veatch in a tribute essay.

Remembering Robert M. Veatch, PhD 1939-2020

Robert M. Veatch, PhD, Senior Research Scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Professor Emeritus of Medical Ethics, and a Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Georgetown University died Monday, November 9, 2020 at age 81 after a short illness.

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources Our scholars are working with other leading experts to help provide ethical guidance in high-level healthcare policies and in day-to-day life during the COVID-19 pandemic. KIE Acting Director and Georgetown University President John DeGioia “Georgetown Now Series” KIE Acting Director Dr. Daniel Sulmasy “Age, Life-Years, Fair Innings: The Ethics of Chronometric Rationing in […]

Books by KIE Scholars

Books by KIE Scholars Elizabeth Edenberg Politics and Truth: New Perspectives in Political Epistemology, co-edited with Michael Hannon, (full manuscript is under review at Oxford University Press) Jus Post Bellum and Transitional Justice (2013), co-edited with Larry May, co-authored introduction, Cambridge University Press John Keown Abortion, Doctors and the Law: Some Aspects of the Legal […]

Recent Scholar Publications

Articles and Chapters by KIE Scholars Forthcoming Sean Aas “Prosthetic Embodiment” – forthcoming in Synthese (2019). “Disability and Evaluative Diversity” – forthcoming in the Oxford Handbook of Disability and Philosophy, Cureton and Wasserman eds. (2019) John Keown ‘Medical Law, Ethical Coherence, and the Beginning and Ending of Life’ in Jonathan Herring et al, The Philosophical […]

KIE Scholars React to COVID-19

Our scholars are working with other leading experts to help provide ethical guidance in high-level healthcare policies and in day-to-day life during the COVID-19 pandemic. A sample of their direct public engagement can be found here.

Bioethics Courses

Explore recent bioethics offerings. Recent graduate seminars include: Authority: Political/Moral  Henry S. Richardson Deontic Pluralism  Margaret Olivia Little Distributive Justice  Madison Powers Environmental Justice  Virginia A. Sharpe Ethics of Death & Dying  Robert M. Veatch Ethics Proseminar  Henry S. Richardson Joint Seminar in Law and Philosophy: Rights  Henry S. Richardson & John Mikhail Just Wars in […]

Bioethics Courses

Explore this year’s bioethics courses. (All of these count towards the Bioethics Minor; all are for Fall 2021. Please note that some additional courses may be added to this list, so please check back!) Courses in the Department of Philosophy PHIL 103-01: Research Ethics  – Jacob Earl (TTh 6:30-7:45 pm) *PHIL 105-01: Bioethics – Laura […]

Books & Articles

Secondary materials: browse books and articles about the KIE Books The following books deal, in whole or in part, with the founding of the KIE and its role in the development of the field itself. Observing Bioethics, by Renee C. Fox & Judith P. Swazey (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008); drawn from the series […]