David DeGrazia, PhD, is Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health and Professor of Philosophy at The George Washington University. His books include Taking Animals Seriously, Human Identity and Bioethics, and Creation Ethics: Reproduction, Genetics, and Quality of Life. DeGrazia’s research has been supported by fellowships from NEH, ACLS, and NIH. His published articles have appeared in such journals as Hastings Center Report, Philosophical Forum, Philosophy and Public Affairs, and Ethics.
J. Paul Kelleher, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical History and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He also holds an appointment in the Department of Philosophy. He received a PhD in philosophy from Cornell University, and was a post-doctoral fellow in the Program in Ethics and Health at Harvard University.
Angela K. Martin, MA, is a research assistant and PhD student at the Institute for Ethics, History, and the Humanities at the University of Geneva Medical School in Switzerland. She is currently working on a definition of human and animal vulnerability and its moral implications.
Nicolas Tavaglione, PhD, is Senior Lecturer in Political Theory in the Department of Political Science and International Relations and Research Fellow at the Institute for Ethics, History, and the Humanities at the University of Geneva. His main research areas are political liberalism, the ethics of war and political violence, and bioethics.
Samia A. Hurst, MD, is Professor of Bioethics at the Institute for Ethics, History, and the Humanities at the University of Geneva Medical School, ethics consultant to the Geneva University Hospitals’ clinical ethics committee, and a member of Switzerland’s National Ethics Advisory Commission on Biomedical Ethics. Her research focuses on fairness in clinical practice and the protection of vulnerable persons.
Howard Brody, MD, PhD, is Director of the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch, where he currently holds both the John P. McGovern Centennial Chair in Family Medicine and the James Wade Rockwell Distinguished Professorship in Medical History. He is the author of The Future of Bioethics. [End Page vi]