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Samuel Kerstein

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Professor and Chair, Philosophy

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Samuel Kerstein (PhD, Columbia University) is Professor of Philosophy. His research focuses on Kants moral philosophy, normative ethics, and bioethics. Several of his current projects stem from his book How to Treat Persons (Oxford, 2013). For example, he is developing a Kantian conception of the dignity of persons and exploring its implications for issues in bioethics, including the fair distribution of scarce, life-saving resources and moral constraints on medical research.