Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Department of Philosophy, Duquesne University
Affiliate Faculty

Eric Vogelstein

Eric Vogelstein is Assistant Professor at Duquesne University, with a joint appointment in the School of Nursing and the Department of Philosophy. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010. Dr. Vogelstein’s work spans various areas in bioethics and ethical theory. His recent work in bioethics has focused on ethical issues in advance directives and surrogate decision-making, moral expertise and its clinical application, and the ethics of abortion. In ethical theory, Dr. Vogelstein has defended a new kind of moral sentimentalism, and a novel view of moral reasons. He has published in Philosophical Studies, Bioethics, The Journal of Ethics, The Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, and in various edited volumes.

Recent Publications

‘Metaphysics and the Future-Like-Ours Argument against Abortion,’ Journal of Ethics (forthcoming)

‘Deciding for the Incompetent,’ forthcoming in Ethics at the End of Life: New Issues and Arguments, ed. John Davis (Routledge)

‘Advance Directives for Euthanasia,’ forthcoming in Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Global Views on Choosing to End Life, ed. Michael J. Cholbi (Praeger)

‘Autonomy and the Moral Authority of Advance Directives,’ Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 41: 500–520 (2016)

‘A New Moral Sentimentalism,’ Canadian Journal of Philosophy 46: 346–368 (2016)

‘Professional Hubris and its Consequences: Why Organizations of Health-Care Professions Should Not Adopt Ethically Controversial Positions,’ Bioethics 30: 234–243 (2016)

‘The Nature and Value of Bioethics Expertise,’ Bioethics 29: 324–333 (2015)

‘Competence and Ability,’ Bioethics 28: 235–244 (2014)

‘Moral Normativity,’ Philosophical Studies 165: 1083–1095 (2013)

‘Subjective Reasons,’ Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 15: 239–257 (2012)