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Rosamond Rhodes
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. The Graduate Center, CUNY

Research Interests

  • Bioethics
  • Hobbes
  • Aristotle
  • Kant
  • Rawls

Courses Recently Taught

  • Research Ethics (Fall 2010)
  • Medicine and Social Justice (Spring 2010)
  • Research Ethics (Fall 2009, Fall 2008)
  • Bioethics: Autonomy and Liberty in Medicine (Spring 2008)
  • Bioethics, Policies & Cases: Justice and Medicine (Spring 2007, 2006, 2005)
  • Autonomy and Liberty in Medicine (Fall 2004)
  • Medical Ethics (Spring 2004)
  • Justice in Medical Care (Fall 2002)

Representative Publications

The Blackwell Guide to Medical Ethics (Blackwell, 2007)

Medicine and Social Justice: Essays on the Distribution of Health Care (Oxford, 2002).

Physician Assisted Suicide: Expanding the Debate, (Routledge, 1998).

"Reading Rawls and Hearing Hobbes." Philosophical Forum, 2002, Winter; 33(4): 393-412.

"Obligation and Assent in Hobbes's Moral Philosophy." Hobbes Studies, 2002; XV: 45-67.

"Rethinking Research Ethics." American Journal of Bioethics 2005; 5(1): 7-28.

"Justice in Medicine and Public Health." Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 2005; 14(1): 13-26.

"Why Test Children for Adult-Onset Genetic Diseases." The Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine 2006 May; 73(3): 609-16.

"Justice in Organ Allocation," chapter in A Death Retold: Jesica Santillan, the Bungled Transplant, and Paradoxes of Medical Citizenship, Keith Wailoo, Julie Livingston, and Peter Guarnaccia, eds., University of North Carolina Press, 2006; 158-79.

"Molding Professional Character," chapter in Lost Virtue: Professional Character Development and Medical Education, Nuala Kenny and Wayne Shelton, eds., Elsevier Press, 2006; 99-115.

"Abortion and Assent," Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics (vol.8, no.4, fall 1999; 416-427).

"Genetic Links, Family Ties, and Social Bonds: Rights and Responsibilities in the Face of Genetic Knowledge," Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. (vol.23, no.1, 1998; 10-30).