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Professor Frances Kamm

Honorary Fellow and Uehiro Lecturer 2008

Frances Kamm

Frances Kamm is the Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy in the Kennedy School of Government, as well as Professor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts & Sciences. She is the author of Creation and Abortion (1992); Morality, Mortality, Vol. 1: Death and Whom to Save From It (1993); Morality, Mortality, Vol. 2: Rights, Duties, and Status (1996); and, most recently, Intricate Ethics: Rights, Responsibilities, and Permissible Harm (2007). She also has published many articles on normative ethical theory and practical ethics. Professor Kamm has held ACLS, AAUW, and Guggenheim fellowships, and has been a Fellow of the Program in Ethics and the Professions at the Kennedy School, the Center for Human Values at Princeton, and the Center for Advanced Study at Stanford. She is a member of the editorial boards of Philosophy & Public Affairs, Legal Theory, Bioethics, and Utilitas, and was a consultant on ethics to the World Health Organization.  Kamm delivered the 2008 Annual Uehiro Lectures, and the resulting book 'Ethics for Enemies: Terror, Torture, and War' has been published by Oxford University Press.

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