About

Bioethicist, Neuroethicist, Philosopher

Associate Professor of Philosophy & Bioethics

Affiliate Associate Professor of Kinesiology & Integrative Physiology

Coordinator, Bioethics Minor

Michigan Technological University

"Thus the unfacts, did we possess them, are too imprecisely few to warrant our certitude..."

I'm a neuroethicist/bioethicist/philosopher at Michigan Technological University, where I teach ethics and bioethics, and hold down the neuroethics fort in the snowy wilderness of northern Michigan. I'm a member of the Neuroethics Working Group of the NIH BRAIN Initiative.

I work mainly on ethical, epistemic, and metaphysical uncertainties that arise in relation to recent neuroscientific discoveries about disorders of consciousness. Lately I've been thinking a lot about facts, unfacts, certainty, and uncertainty in medical ethics. I also work on ethical issues in sports and sports medicine, and animal ethics.

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