Judith Andre

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Judith Andre is a philosophy professor (retired) and virtue theorist. She earned her Ph.D. at Michigan State University in 1979 and has taught courses on ethical issues in global public health, ethics and development, animal welfare, and virtue theory at Old Dominion University and Michigan State University before retiring.[1]

Contributions to philosophy[edit]

Dr. Andre's work focuses on ethical issues brought about by globalization.[2] She is especially interested in issues of public health in this broader context and often utilizes virtue theory when dealing with questions such as: What should be for sale?; Should we sell organs?; Should we sell wombs? For Andre, globalization brings about both "new moral challenges" and "new intellectual resources" from which to address these questions.[3] She also looks at the connections between economics and health. These current interests have grown out of earlier work including "Nagel, Williams and Moral Luck,"[4] and "Blocked Exchanges: A Taxonomy".[5]

Selected publications[edit]

She is the author of over thirty peer-reviewed publications including "The Virtue of Honoring Oneself",[6] "Disease"[7] and the book Bioethics as Practice.[8]

Awards and distinctions[edit]

Andre was awarded a Rockefeller Fellowship in 1990.[9] In addition, she was invited to be a panel member at the 9th World Congress of Bioethics in Rijeka, Croatia and presented at the Institute for Biomedical Law and Ethics at the Ewha Women’s University in Seoul, South Korea. She also won the Outstanding University Woman Faculty Award presented by the Faculty-Professional Women’s Association at Michigan State University.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Michigan State University Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences/Judith Andre/CV accessed May 30, (2011)
  2. ^ Michigan State University Philosophy Department accessed May 30, (2011)
  3. ^ Michigan State University Philosophy Department accessed May 30, (2011)
  4. ^ Andre, Judith. "Nagel, Williams, and Moral Luck" in Moral Luck, Daniel Statman, ed. Albany: SUNY Press (1993).
  5. ^ Andre, Judith. "Blocked Exchanges: A Taxonomy" in Pluralism, Justice and Equality, David Miller and Michael Walzer, eds Oxford: Oxford University Press (1995) 171–196.
  6. ^ Andre, Judith, In: O’Reilly A, ed. Maternal Thinking: Philosophy, Politics, Practice. Toronto: Demeter Press (2009)
  7. ^ Andre, Judith, In Callicott JB, Frodeman R, eds. Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy. MacMillan Reference Books (2008)
  8. ^ Andre, Judith, "Bioethics as Practice", Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press (2002)
  9. ^ Michigan State University Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences/Judith Andre/CV accessed May 30, (2011)