Forthcoming and Recent Publications

Debate Between Romanell Fellows about the Nature of Disease is Published in Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics

Romanell Fellows David Limbaugh and Neil Feit debated the question “Whether Diseases must be Harmful?”  at the Seventh Annual Romanell Conference. Feit had earlier published his “Harm and the Concept of Medical Disorder” in Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics (TMB) 38: 5, pp 367–385. Feit argued that Jerry Wakefield was in error to claim that disorders had to be harmful. David Limbaugh offered an original defense of why disorders were harmful entitled “The Harm of Medical Disorder as Harm in the Damage Sense” that was published in 2019 in TMB 40:1, pp. 1-20. The debate took place in Buffalo on July 28, 2018 in Buffalo. Wakefield, who was keynoting the conference at which the debate took place, declared Limbaugh the debate winner. Feit then wrote a response to Limbaugh’s response entitled “Medical Disorder, Harm, and Damage” that will be published in a future issue of TMB.

Debate Between Romanell Fellows about Abortion and Religion to be Published in the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy

Romanell Fellows Phil Reed, David Hershenov, and Stephen Kershnar debated the question “Are Pro-Lifers Committed to Killing Abortion Doctors?” The Reed and Hershenov presentation was facetiously entitled “Should Steve Kershnar be Given Hemlock for Corrupting the Pro-Life Young?” Reed and Hershenov were responding to a Kershnar paper that ended up as a chapter entitled “Forfeiture and Killing Abortion Doctors” in Kershnar’s 2017 Routledge Press book Does the Pro-Life Worldview Make Sense?: Abortion, Hell, and Violence Against Abortion Doctors. The debate audience voted neither to execute or acquit Kershnar, but compromised, concluding that exile would be appropriate. The Reed and Hershenov response to Kershnar entitled “How Not to Defend the Unborn” has been accepted by the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy (forthcoming). 

Romanell Fellows Publications

David G. Limbaugh and Robert Kelly

  • "Libet and Freedom in a Mind-Haunted World," American Journal of Bioethics-Neuroscience. (forthcoming).


Jake Monaghan

  • “Biological Ties and Biological Accounts of Moral Status," The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy (forthcoming).


Phil Reed

  • How Not to Defend the Unborn” with David Hershenov, Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, forthcoming.
  • “How to Gerrymander Intention,” American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 89:3 (2015): 441-460.
  • “Artifacts, Intentions, and Contraceptives: The Problem with Having a Plan B for Plan B,” Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 38:6 (2013): 657-673.


Adam Taylor

  • “Dualism, Panpsychism, and the Moral Status of Brainless Embryos” with David Hershenov 2016. Ethics, Medicine and Public Health. Special Issue on Personal Identity and Bioethics. 2:4, 593– 601.
  •  “Personal Identity and the Possibility of Autonomy.” With David Hershenov. Dialectica. Forthcoming
  • “Can Ordinary Materialists be Autonomous?” With David Hershenov. 2016. Philosophia Christi. 18:2, 385-405

Neil Feit

  • “Harming by Failing to Benefit,” Ethical Theory and Moral Practice (forthcoming, published online September 2017, DOI 10.1007/s10677-017-9838-6).
  • “Harm and the Concept of Medical Disorder,” Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 38:5 (2017) 367-385.
  • “Comparative Harm, Creation and Death,” Utilitas 28:2 (2016) 136-163.
  • “Plural Harm,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 90:2 (2015) 361-388.
     

Rose Hershenov

  • “If Abortion then Infanticide.” with David Hershenov. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics. Forthcoming
  • “The Potential of Potentiality Arguments” with David Hershenov in J. Eberl Ed. Contemporary Controversies in Catholic Bioethics. Springer Press. Forthcoming
  • “Health, Harm and Potential” with David Hershenov. Southwest Philosophy Review, 32: 1 January 2016.
  •  “Anscombe on Embryos and Human Beings” in Anscombe and The Catholic Intellectual Tradition. Neumann Press. Eds. John Mizzoni, Philip Pegan, Geoffrey Karabin.. 2016. pp. 143-160.


David Hershenov

  • “Pathocentric Medicine and a Moderate Internal Morality of Medicine”, Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. Forthcoming
  • “Health, Interests, and Equality” with Rose Hershenov, Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics. Forthcoming
  • “Morally Relevant Potential” with Rose Hershenov. Journal of Medical Ethics, 2015. 41:3. 268-271.
  • “Death and Dignity.” Anscombe Forum: Human Dignity. Eds: John Mizzoni, Neumann University Press. 2016. pp. 93-116


Jim Delaney

  • Taking pleasure in the good and well-being: the harmless pleasure objection. 2017. Philosophia. (Published online September 15, 2017.)
  • Is presumed consent a morally permissible policy for organ donation?” Controversies in Catholic Bioethics, Springer Press. Forthcoming.
  • Catholicism and the duty to vaccinate. 2017. American Journal of Bioethics 17(4): 56-57.
  • Human enhancement and identity-affecting changes: the problem of controversial cases. 2016. Ethics, Medicine, and Public Health 2(4): 499-506.
  • The nonidentity problem and bioethics: a natural law perspective. 2016. Christian Bioethics 22(2): 122-142.
  • Therapy, enhancement, and the ethics of business in medicine: challenges for the doctor-patient relationship and patient safety. Published online January 29, 2016. (co-authored with David Martin). Journal of Business Ethics.
     

Travis Timmerman

  • You're Probably Not Really a Speciesist, forthcoming at Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 
  • Your Death Might be the Worst Thing Ever to Happen to You (But Maybe You Shouldn't Care), the Canadian Journal of Philosophy (2016)
  • Reconsidering Categorical Desire Views, In Michael Cholbi (ed.), Immortality and the Philosophy of Death, Rowman and Littlefield (2016)
  • Sometimes There is Nothing Wrong with Letting a Child Drown, Analysis (2015)

Barry Smith

Peter Koch

  • Koch. P, Lazaridis, C. “What does it mean for a Critically Ill Patient to Fare Well?” Intensive Care Medicine (2017). doi:10.1007/s00134-017-4819-8
  • Bruce, C. R. and Koch, P. “Opting out of Bad Texas Legislation”. Houston Business Journal. Forthcoming
  • Bruce, C. R. and Koch, P. “Flawed Assumptions: Ethical Problems with Proposed Presumed Consent Legislation”. American Journal of Transplantation. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1111/ajt.14402. Forthcoming.
  • Kothari S, Sullivan, LS, Koch, P, and Lazaridis, C. “Changing the Conversation:  A Capabilities Approach to Disordered Consciousness.” American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience. Forthcoming.

Jack Freer

  • Freer. J, Berman, H., Koch, P, and Craenen, G. “Comfort Care Request for a Pre-Term Infant: A Prescriptive Analysis.” American Journal of Bioethics. 17(1). 2017.
     

Steve Kershnar

Geert Craenen

  • “Declaring Conflict of Interest - Current State of Affairs in the Ophthalmic Literature” in Accountability in Research: Policies and Quality Assurance.  Forthcoming

 

 

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