Baruch Brody (1943-2018)


Philosopher Baruch Brody, Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emeritus of the Humanities at Rice University, died on May 30th. He was 75.

Professor Brody was well-known in and outside of the academy for his work in bio-medical ethics.

Rice University has posted an obituary. An excerpt:

Born and raised in New York City, Brody earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brooklyn College and studied at Oxford University as a Fulbright Fellow prior to obtaining a doctorate in philosophy from Princeton University. He served on the Rice faculty from 1975 to 2018, when he became professor emeritus, and as chair of the Department of Philosophy from 1975 to 1982…

As one of America’s leading bioethicists, Brody was among the first scholars in his field of applied ethics to tackle abortion in the era following the Roe v. Wade decision. He authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and a dozen books on ethics and philosophy, including Taking Issue: Pluralism and Casuistry in Bioethics and The Ethics of Biomedical Research: An International Perspective.

The obituary is here.

 (via Danielle Wenner)

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