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Jeff McMahan, Ph.D.
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research
Distinguished Professor, Department of Philosophy

mcmahan@philosophy.rutgers.edu, (848) 932-9861

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Jeff McMahan (Ph.D. Cambridge University, M.A. Oxford University) is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy. Prior to coming to Rutgers he was a fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge University, and then taught at the University of Illinois. His principal interests are in medical ethics and international ethics. He is the author of The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life (Oxford University Press, 2002) and Killing in War (Oxford University Press, 2009). A collection of his papers, The Values of Lives, is forthcoming from OUP, as is another book called The Right Way to Fight. His work has been supported by the MacArthur Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the U.S. Institute of Peace, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Guggenheim Foundation. He has published papers on abortion and prenatal injury, infanticide, the ethics of cloning, the ethics of prenatal screening for disability, stem cell research, genetic enhancement, the distinction between killing and letting die, and brain death.