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Faculty

Richard Dees

Richard Dees

  • Associate Professor of Philosophy
  • Associate Professor of Bioethics
  • Director, Program in Bioethics

PhD, University of Michigan, 1990

529 Lattimore Hall
(585) 275-4105
richard.dees@rochester.edu

Office Hours: By appointment

Website
Curriculum Vitae


Selected Publications

Book

  • Trust and Toleration, (Routledge, 2004)

Selected Articles

  • “Transparent Vessels?: What Organ Donors Should be Allowed to Know about Their Recipients,” Journal of Law, Medicine, and Philosophy 41 (2013): 323-32.
  •  with Jennifer Kwon, “The Ethics of Krabbe Newborn Screening.”  Public Health Ethics 6 (2013): 114-19, with commentaries by Lannie Friedman Ross, Fiona Alice Miller, and Niels Nijsingh, 119-28.
  • with Eric Singer, “KidneyMatch.com: The Ethics of Solicited Organ Donations,” Journal of Clinical Ethics 19 (2008): 141-49.
  •  “Better Brains, Better Selves?:  The Ethics of Neuroenhancements.”  Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 17 (2007): 375-99.  A related interview can be found in the Escapist magazine.  Here I discuss the issues with 1370 Connection with Bob Smith on WXXI radio.
  • "Of Socinians and Homosexuals: Trust and the Limits of Toleration," in Toleration on Trial,  ed. Ingrid Creppell, Russell Hardin, and Stephen Macedo (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2008), 85-109
  • “’The Paradoxical Principle and Salutary Practice’: Hume on Toleration,”  Hume Studies 31 (2005): 145-64.
  • Moral Ambiguity in a Black-and-White Universe,” in Star Wars and Philosophy: More Powerful Than You Can Possibly Imagine, ed. Kevin Decker and Jason Eberl (Indianapolis: Open Court Press, 2005), 39-53.
  • “Morality above Metaphysics: Friendship and Philo’s Stance in Dialogue XII.  Hume Studies 28 (2002): 131-47.
  • Establishing Toleration.”  Political Theory 27 (1999): 667-93.
  • Trust and Rationality of Toleration.Noûs 32 (1998): 82-98.
  • “Hume on the Characters of Virtue.”  Journal of the History of Philosophy 35 (1997): 45-64.
  • Moral Conversions.” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 56 (1996): 531-50.
  • "Living with Contextualism." Canadian Journal of Philosophy 24 (1994): 243-60.
  • Liberalism in Context.”  Polity 25 (1993): 565-82
  • Hume and the Contexts of Politics.” Journal of the History of Philosophy 30 (1992): 219-42.