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William Ruddick

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy , Bioethics ; Founding Director, Center for Bioethics

Ph.D. 1964 Harvard
M.A. 1963 Oxford
A.B. 1953 Princeton

Office Address: 

Department of Philosophy
5 Washington Place
New York, NY 10003


(212) 998-8329


(212) 995-4179

Areas of Research/Interest: 

Philosophy of science and medicine, professional and applied ethics.

Curriculum Vitae

External Affiliations:

International Association for Bioethics, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, Hastings Center.


Arthur Zitrin Professor of Bioethics. Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship; National Science Foundation Faculty Fellowship; National Endowment for the Humanities Award.

Online Papers

Recent Courses

  • Life and Death
  • Medical Ethics
  • Topics in Ethics & Political Philosophy
  • Life and Death
  • Reproductive Ethics
  • Clinical Ethics
  • Advanced Introduction to Bioethics
Updated on 12/15/2015