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Doran Smolkin PhD (Illinois, Chicago)

Surrey Office: 
Fir 311

I am a full-time member in the Philosophy Department at KPU, and received my PhD from the University of Illinois, Chicago. My research and teaching interests are in ethics. I have published articles on the nature of our obligations to future generations, in medical ethics, and on trust. Current research interests concern the question of moral standing.  I am also the co-author, with Warren Bourgeois and Patrick Findler, of a textbook, Debating Health Care Ethics. I see my research as an opportunity to enhance my teaching skills and my skills as a philosopher, and I see teaching as an opportunity to improve students’ reasoning and writing skills, and to encourage them to develop their own opinions about complex philosophical questions.