L. Chad Horne, PhD, is currently a visiting assistant professor of philosophy at Franklin & Marshall College. He received his PhD from the University of Toronto, and was recently a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Moral and Political Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research focuses on the theory of the welfare state, particularly theories of justice in health care.
Michael Nair-Collins, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine at Florida State University College of Medicine. He earned his doctorate from the CUNY Graduate Center. His research addresses ethical issues and public policies at the end of life, particularly brain death and disorders of consciousness, the just allocation of resources for profoundly neurologically injured patients, and medical futility.
Joseph Stramondo, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at San Diego State University. He received his doctorate from Michigan State University. His philosophical interests focus primarily on how social and political power shape the institutions and practices of bioethics. Namely, he is concerned with how various systems of oppression have influenced bioethical thought, education, and policy. In addition to the KIEJ, his refereed articles also appear in The Hastings Center Report, The International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, and Social Philosophy Today.
Tom Walker, PhD, is Senior Lecturer in Ethics and Director of the Centre for the Study of Risk and Inequality at Queen's University Belfast. His research interests are concentrated in three main areas: (1) the theoretical basis of consent, (2) ethics and the treatment of chronic illness, and (3) public health ethics (particularly in relation to paternalism and resource allocation). [End Page vi]