Department Chair, Professor of Bioethics
Division of Humanities and the ArtsDepartment
An authority in the field of bioethics, Professor Blustein lectures regularly on controversial topics such as end-of-life decision making, stem cell research, physician-assisted suicide and access to health care. He has numerous publications to his credit on ethics and bioethics in anthologies and prestigious philosophy journals including, “The Journal of Value Inquiry,” “Bioethics,” “The Hastings Center Report,” “Metaphilosophy” and “Journal of Social Philosophy.”
He has also written three books, the most recent of which, The Moral Demands of Memory, was published in 2008 by Cambridge University Press. In addition, he co-authored a book on organizational health care ethics and a handbook for ethics committees.
Professor Blustein is a Fellow of the Hastings Center and the New York Academy of Medicine.
B.A. University of Minnesota, 1968Areas of specialization: normative ethics, bioethics, ethics of memory, moral psychology,social and political philosophy.
Biomedical Ethics(fall 2008, fall 2009)(CCNY)Social and Political Philosophy (spring 2010)(CCNY)Bioethics: Special Topics (Spring 2009)(CCNY)Morality and Memory: A Philosophical Exploration (CUNY Graduate Center, Spring 2010)
Parents and Children (Oxford, 1982)
Care and Commitment (Oxford, 1991)
The Moral Demands of Memory(Cambridge, 2008).