Working Groups

  • 3/18/21
    Robert Kelly  leads the Autonomy, Addiction, and Accountability Working Group. Members include Jake Monaghan, Steve Kershnar, Jim Delaney, Geert Craenen, Jack Freer, Robert Kelly, Yishai Cohen, David Limbaugh, David Hershenov, and John Keller.
  • 3/16/21
    Jack Freer, RCCE Co-Director, leads the Clinical Ethics Working Group. Members include Steven Wear, Harvey Berman, Geert Craenen, James Delaney, Peter Koch, David Limbaugh, Jake Monaghan, Philip Reed, and Yuichi Minemura.
  • 3/16/21
    Rose Hershenov leads the RCCE Working Group on Creation and Enhancement. Members include Steve Kershnar, Debra Kolodczak, Barry Smith, David Hershenov, and Jim Delaney.
  • 3/16/21
    Phil Reed leads the RCCE Working Group on End of Life Issues. Members include David Hershenov, Catherine Sweeney, Travis Timmerman, Neil Feit, Steve Kershnar, Harvey Berman, Geert Craenen, and Yuichi Minemura.
  • 3/16/21
    Neil Feit lead the Working Group on Health, Harm, and Well-Being. Members include Travis Timmerman, Adam Taylor, David Hershenov, Steve Kershnar, Jake Monaghan, and Jim Delaney.
  • 3/16/21
    Barry Smith leads the RCCE Working Group, Ontology of Health and Disease. Members include David Hershenov, John Keller, Adam Taylor, Rose Hershenov, Jim Delaney, Jelena Krgovic, David Limbaugh, and Neil Williams.
  • 3/16/21
    Steve Kershnar leads the Working Group on Philosophical Foundations of Bioethics. Members include Jim Delaney, David Hershenov, John Keller, Phil Reed, Travis Timmerman, Catherine Nolan, Peter Koch, Jake Monaghan, and Adam Taylor.
  • 3/16/21
    Jack Freer, RCCE Co-Director, leads the Working Group on Research Ethics. Members include Barry Smith, Harvey Berman, Geert Craenen, Steve Wear, Rose Hershenov, and Peter Koch.

Example schedule:
2017-2018 Romanell Working Committees/Reading Groups
Note: Committees generally meet the third Tuesday of each month.

  • June 20, 2017, Ontology of Medicine Reading group. David Hershenov paper choice, Kingma’s “Naturalism about Health and Disease: Adding Nuance for Progress”, and David Limbaugh’s “Harm in the Damage Sense: The Concept of ‘Harm’ in the Concept of Mental Disorder”.
  • July 22, 2017, Romanell Conference keynote papers by Schechtman, Marquis and Lizza on personal identity and our Origins.
  • September 19, 2017, Health, Harm and Well-Being reading group. Jim Delaney paper choice, "Harm and the Boundaries of Disease” by McGivern and Sorial.
  • October 17,  2017,  End of Life Issues Reading group. Neil Feit choice “The Time of Death’s Badness” by Jens Johansson.
  • November 21, 2017, Clinical Ethics Reading Group. Harvey Berman paper choic,e tba.
  • December 19, 2017, Creation and Enhancement Reading group. Rose Hershenov paper choice, tba.
  • January 16, 2018, Ontology of Medicine Reading Group. John Keller paper choice, Peter Graham selections from George Graham’s An Introduction to Philosophy of Mind and Mental Illness.
  • February 20, 2018, Autonomy, Addiction and Accountability Reading Group, Rob Kelly paper choice, “Addiction and the Concept of Disorder by Jerry Wakefield.
  • March 20, 2018, Foundations of Bioethics Reading Group. Steve Kershnar paper choice, “Can Consequences be Right Makers”.
  • April 24, 2018, Health, Harm and Well-Being Working group. David Limbaugh paper choice, Stephen M. Campbell's: The Concept of Well-Being.
  • May 22, 2018, Geert Craanen paper choice, Onora O’Neil’s “Autonomy and Trust in Bioethics”.
  • June 19, 2018, End of Life Reading Group: Phil Reed paper choice, Jukka Varelius “ Mental Illness, Natural Death, and non-Voluntary Passive Euthanasia.”
  • July 17, 2018, Keynoter papers in preparation for 2018 Romanell Conference.