Samuel J. Kerstein
AOS: Ethics, Bioethics, Kant
Office: 1106 Skinner Building

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.

How to Treat Persons (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013)

Treating Consenting Adults Merely as Means, Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics 1 (2011), 51-74.

Complete Lives in the Balance (co-authored with Greg Bognar),The American Journal of Bioethics 10(4) (2010), 3745.

Kantian Condemnation of Commerce in Organs, Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 19 (2009), 147-169.

Treating Others Merely as Means, Utilitas 21 (2009), 163-180.

Deriving the Formula of Humanity. In Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals, Christoph Horn/Dieter Schoenecker, ed. (Berlin-New York: de Gruyter, 2006), 200-221.

Kants Search for the Supreme Principle of Morality (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002) (paper, 2005)