David B. Hershenov


David B. Hershenov.

David B. Hershenov


David B. Hershenov


Areas of Specialization

Metaphysics, Bioethics, Philosophy of Medicine

Contact Information

136-B Park Hall

UB North Campus

Buffalo NY, 14260-4150

Phone: (716) 645-0150

Fax: (716) 645-6139



PhD, California (Santa Barbara)

Current Research

The Metaphysical Foundations of Bioethics


  • Bioethics
  • Philosophy of Biology

Selected Publications (recent and forthcoming)

  • “A Naturalist Response to Kingma’s Critique of Naturalism” Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics (Forthcoming, 2020).
  • “How Not to Defend the Unborn” with Phil Reed - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy (Forthcoming, 2020) 
  • “Conscientious Objection or an Internal Morality of Medicine?” Christian Bioethics (Forthcoming, 2020) 
  • “What Must a Pro-Lifer Believes about the Moral Status of the Embryo” Pacific Philosophical Quarterly (Forthcoming, 2020)
  • Evaluating Hylomorphism as a Hybrid Account of Personal Identity.” Quaestiones Disputatae (Forthcoming, 2020)

Curriculum Vitae