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Philosophy, Theology & Religious Studies

Michael Boylan

Professor, Philosophy
michael.boylan@marymount.edu
703-284-1558

Recent Books (single authored):

Critical Inquiry: The Process of Argument (Boulder, Co.: Westview, 2009)

The Good, The True, and The Beautiful (London and New York: Continuum, 2008).

The Extinction of Desire (Malden, MA and Oxford: Blackwell, 2007) (philosophical novel).

A Just Society (Lanham, Boulder, New York, Oxford: Rowman and Littlefield, 2004).

Recent Edited Books:

International Public Health Policy and Ethics, editor of original essays. Substantial original material by editor. (Dordrecht: Springer, 2008)

The Ethics of Teaching, editor of previous published essays; a reference book (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishers, 2006).

Public Health Policy and Ethics, editor of original essays. Substantial original material by the editor. (Dordrecht: Kluwer/Springer, 2004).

Recent Articles/Book Chapters:

“Ethics, Metaethics, Political Theory, and Policy: A Reply to My Colleagues” in Morality and Justice: Reading Boylan’s A Just Society ed. John Stewart Gordon (Lanham, Md and Oxford: Lexington Press, 2009): 179-220

“Clean Water” in International Public Health Policy and Ethics, ed. Michael Boylan (Dordrecht: Springer, 2008): 273-288.

“Medical Pharmaceuticals and Distributive Justice” Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 17.1 (Winter, 2008): 32-46.

“Racial Profiling and Genetic Privacy in Criminal Investigation Procedures” Center for American Progress (July, 2008).

“Sub-Prime Mortgages and the Moral Imperative to Help Homeowners” Center for American Progress (April, 2008).

“Galen on the Blood, Pulse, and Arteries” Journal of the History of Biology 40.2 (2007): 207-230.

“Distributive Justice in Hospital Healthcare” with Richard E. Grant in Ethics by Committee: A Textbook on Consultation, Organization, and Education for Hospital Ethics Committees. ed., D. Micah Hester (Lanham, MD and Oxford: Rowman and Littlefield, 2007): 231-248.

“Genetic Profiling: Ethical Constraints Upon Criminal Investigation Procedures” Politics and Ethics Review 3.2 (2007): 236-252.

“Just End-of-Life Policies and Patient Dignity” (with Richard E. Grant) American Journal of Bioethics 6.5 (2006): 32-36.

“The Duty to Rescue and the Limits of Confidentiality” American Journal of Bioethics 6.2 (2006): 32-34.

“Normative Worldview” in Living a Life of Value, ed. Jason Merchey (Beverly Hills, CA: Values of the Wise Press, 2006): 51-62.

“Ethics into Every Department: An Overview” (with James A. Donahue) in The Ethics of Teaching (2006), 249-264.

“Diversity and Professional Ethics” (with Richard E.Grant) Journal of the National Medical Association 96.10 (October, 2004): 188-200.

“Culture and Medical Intervention” Journal of Clinical Ethics 15.2 (Summer 2004): 187-199.

“The Ethical Limits of Science” in Ethical Issues for the Twenty-First Century ed. by Frederick R. Adams (Bowling Green, OH: Philosophy Documentation Center, 2004): 15-26.

“The Moral Imperative to Maintain Public Health” in Public Health Ethics. (2004).

“Gun Control and Public Health” in Public Health Ethics. (2004)

“Justice in Times of Crisis” Discussion Review of In the Wake of Terror: Medicine and Morality in a Time of Crisis. Edited by Jonathan D. Moreno. (Cambridge, MA: M.I.T. Press, 2003) in Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics 4.2 (summer, 2004): 415-430.

“Gun Control in the USA: Ethical Perspectives for the 21st Century” Clinical Orthopedics 408.1 (February, 2003): 17-27.

Forthcoming Books:

Philosophy: An Innovative Introduction. A co-authored project with Charles Johnson (National Book Award Winner—Under contract with Westview Press. Projected publication date: February, 2010.)

Global Morality and Justice, a single author text (Under contract with Westview Press. Projected publication date: January 2011.)

Global Morality and Justice: A Reader of Original Essays. An accompanying edited book of original essays I am editing that support my book. (Under contract with Westview Press. Projected publication date: August 2011.)

A Just Society, translated into German—under contract with Springer (scheduled for 2011).

Book about Me: John-Stewart Gordon, ed. Morality and Justice: Reading Boylan’s A Just Society (twelve original essays from scholars from seven countries with a lengthy reply from me. (April, 2009).

 

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Desired Articles for Ethics
September, 2009

I. Topic Areas

Basic Needs/ Primary Goods
Business Ethics
Capability Ethics
Deontology
Duties of Assistance
Duties, Positive and Negative
Fair Equality of Opportunity
Human Rights
Moral Reasoning
Natural Rights
Social Justice
Utilitarianism

II. Key Figures

Elizabeth Anscombe
Richard Brandt
Alan Donagan
Phillipa Foot
Alan Gewirth
James Griffin
Alasdair Macintyre
Iris Murdoch
Michael Oakeshott
Onora O’Neill
Joseph Raz
Tim Scanlon
Amartya Sen
Marcus Singer
Stephen Toulmin