Stefan Baumrin (1934-2018)

Stefan Baumrin, emeritus professor of philosophy at Lehman College and the Graduate Center at City University of New York (CUNY), and emeritus professor of medical ethics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, has died.

Professor Baumrin was known for his work in ethical theory, philosophy of law, and medical ethics. He received his PhD in philosophy from Johns Hopkins University and his JD from Columbia University School of Law.

There is a brief memorial notice here.

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Daniel Kaufman
5 years ago

Stefan was one of my professors, when I was in graduate school. Hilariously curmudgeonly at times — would take single puffs off of a cigarillo in class and immediately put it out, much to the consternation of the more fragile types, who would complain to no avail — and with an intelligence and wit that was sharp as a knife. May he rest in peace.

4 years ago

I took a course with Prof Baumrin my freshman year at Lehman College. He took a great interest in my academic career and urged me to apply to Barnard College as a transfer student. I remember his erudition, kindness and the loving way he spoke of the other Dr Baumrin. I went on to graduate Barnard and law school. His impact on my journey has been profound and my gratitude unending.