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David DeGrazia

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Nationality  American
Name  David DeGrazia
Role  Author

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Education  BA (University of Chicago) MStud (University of Oxford) PhD (Georgetown University)
Occupation  Professor of Philosophy, George Washington University
Notable work  Taking Animals Seriously: Mental Life and Moral Status (1996)
Website  Homepage George Washington University
Books  Animal Rights: A Very Shor, Taking animals seriously, Human Identity and Bioethics

David DeGrazia is an American moral philosopher specializing in bioethics and animal ethics. He is Professor of Philosophy at George Washington University, where he has taught since 1989, and the author or editor of several books on ethics, including Taking Animals Seriously: Mental Life and Moral Status (1996), Human Identity and Bioethics (2005), and Creation Ethics: Reproduction, Genetics, and Quality of Life (2012). DeGrazia is also a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health.


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  • Creation Ethics: Reproduction, Genetics, and Quality of Life. Oxford University Press, 2012.
  • Human Identity and Bioethics. Cambridge University Press, 2005.
  • Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press, 2002.
  • with Thomas Mappes and Jeffrey Brand-Ballard (eds.). Biomedical Ethics. McGraw-Hill, 1996.
  • Taking Animals Seriously: Mental Life and Moral Status. Cambridge University Press, 1996.
  • with Thomas Mappes and Jane Zembaty (eds.). Social Ethics: Morality and Social Policy. McGraw-Hill, 1981.
  • Selected articles

  • DeGrazia, David. "The Case for Moderate Gun Control." Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 24 (2014): 1-25.
  • DeGrazia, David. "What is Suffering and What Kinds of Beings Can Suffer?" In Ronald Green and Nathan Palpant (eds.), Suffering in Bioethics (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014).
  • DeGrazia, David. "Moral Enhancement, Freedom, and What We (Should) Value in Moral Behavior." Journal of Medical Ethics 39 (2013): 1-8.
  • DeGrazia, David. "Moral Vegetarianism from a Very Broad Basis." Journal of Moral Philosophy 6, no. 2 (2009): 143-165.
  • DeGrazia, David. "Self-Awareness in Animals." In Robert Lurz (ed.), The Philosophy of Animal Minds (Cambridge University Press, 2009): 201-217.
  • DeGrazia, David. "Single Payer Meets Managed Competition: The Case for Public Funding and Private Delivery." Hastings Center Report 38, no. 1 (2008): 23-33.
  • DeGrazia, David. "The Harm of Death, Time-Relative Interests, and Abortion." Philosophical Forum 57 (2007): 57-80.
  • DeGrazia, David. "Moral Status, Human Identity, and Early Embryos: A Critique of the President's Approach." Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 34 (Spring 2006): 49-57.
  • DeGrazia, David. "Prozac, Enhancement, and Self-Creation." Hastings Center Report 30, no. 2 (March–April 2000): 34-40.
  • DeGrazia, David. "Wittgenstein and the Mental Life of Animals", History of Philosophy Quarterly 11, no. 1 (January 1994): 121–137.
  • DeGrazia, David. "Moving Forward in Bioethical Theory: Theories, Cases, and Specified Principlism," Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 17 (1992): 511-39.
  • DeGrazia, David, and Andrew Rowan. "Pain, Suffering, and Anxiety in Animals and Humans." Theoretical Medicine 12 (1991): 193-211.
  • References

    David DeGrazia Wikipedia

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