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Robert Streiffer

Title: Professor, Bioethics and Philosophy

Interests: Abstract ethical theory, political philosophy; ethical and political issues
 related to agricultural biotechnology.
Phone:(608) 262-7490
Fax:(608) 265-0486

Office:Room 1142, Medical Sciences Center

Affiliations: The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Curriculum Vitae

Robert Streiffer's C.V.


Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Philosophy, 1999

B.A., Reed College, Philosophy, 1993


"Moral Relativism and Reasons for Action" book cover image Robert Streiffer, Moral Relativism and Reasons for Action (Routledge, 2003).

Selected Book Sections

"Labeling Genetically Modified Food:The Philosophical and Legal Debate" book cover image "Genetically Engineered Animals and the Ethics of Food Labeling" section in Paul Weirich, ed., Labeling Genetically Modified Food:The Philosophical and Legal Debate (Oxford University Press, 2008).

Selected Articles

Robert Streiffer, "Informed Consent and Federal Funding for Stem Cell Research," Hastings Center Report 38:3 (2008), 40-47.

Robert Streiffer, "Wittgenstein on the General Form of a Proposition," Analysis and Metaphysics 6 (2007), 468-472.

Streiffer, Robert, Alan Rubel, and Julie Fagan, "Wittgenstein on the General Form of a Proposition," The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 31 (2006), 417-439.

Courses taught

MHB 558: Ethical Problems Raised by Biomedical Technology (Syllabus)
MHB 559: Philosophical/Ethical Perspectives on Human Well Being/ Environment (Syllabus)
MHB 559: Animal Bioethics (Syllabus)
MHB 565: The Ethics of Modern Biotechnology (Syllabus)
MHB 999: Research Ethics (Syllabus)

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