Category Archives: Research

Let the Dissertation Begin!

My first attempt to formulate my project as simply as possible: The constitution of the self in general is a necessary condition for the existence of the autonomous self. Although the importance of the autonomous self has been explored extensively in feminist ethics and social-political theory, the moral importance of the basic structure of the […]

NASSP 2010 Presentation: The Invisibility of Mental Illness in Bioethics

[Note: This was originally published at my previous blog, Prospeculating, on 19 Jul 2010.] According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 26.2% of Americans (18 and older) suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.  The heaviest burden of mental disorders falls on 6% of the population.  According to the World Health […]