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engelhardtH. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr.
Professor of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy - MS 14
Rice University
6100 South Main Street
Houston, Texas 77005-1892






Education:  Professor, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1969. M.D., Tulane University, 1972; Professor Emeritus, Baylor College of Medicine

Fields: History and Philosophy of Medicine, Continental Philosophy.

Representative Publications:

  • Mind-Body: A Categorial Relation (Nijhoff, 1973).
  • Bioethics and Secular Humanism (Trinity, 1991).
  • The Foundations of Bioethics (Oxford, 1986; rev. ed. 1996).
  • The Foundations of Christian Bioethics (Taylor & Francis, 2000)
  • Global Bioethics: The Collapse of Consensus (edited volume) (Scrivener, 2006)

Current Research:  Explanatory models in medicine, the development of modern concepts of health and disease, rights and responsibilities in health care.

Courses Taught

  • Phil 314: Philosophy of Medicine
  • Phil 315: Ethics, Medicine and Public Policy
  • Phil 521: Seminar in Kant and Hegel
  • Phil 523: Seminar in Kant
  • Phil 524: Seminar in Hegel

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