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John Kleinig
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. Australian National University
Research Interests

Primarily in ethics and social philosophy, currently focusing on a variety of issues in professional and criminal justice ethics (including police and correctional ethics, and the philosophy of law). I am writing a book to be titled Loyalty and Loyalties that ranges from issues of friendship and familial bonds to broader concerns about organizational and patriotic loyalties. I also have an ongoing interest in medical ethics and the philosophy of education.

Courses Recently Taught

  • Private and Public Loyalty (Fall 2010)
  • Privacy and Security: The Challenge of Global Standards (Fall 2007)
  • Freedom, Security, and Terrorism (Fall 2005)
  • Nationalism, Patriotism, and Other Loyalties (Fall 2004)
  • From Pragmatism to Professionalism: Means, Ends, and the Development of a Professional Ethic for Criminal Justice Practitioners (Spring 2002)

Representative Publications

Philosophical Issues in Education (Martin, 1982)

Paternalism (Rowman & Allenheld, 1984)

Ethical Issues in Psychosurgery (Allen & Unwin,1985)

Valuing Life (Princeton, 1991)

The Ethics of Policing (Cambridge, 1996)

From Social Justice to Criminal Justice, ed. with W. Heffernan (Oxford, 2000)