Duncan Purves joined NYU’s Center for Bioethics in September 2015. He also has a post in the Environmental Studies Department. His main areas of research include ethical theory, bioethics, and environmental ethics, focusing especially on the issues of death, emerging technologies, the nature of well-being, and our obligations to future generations. He has published in journals including Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Ethics, Policy and Environment, and the American Journal of Bioethics.
He has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and received two Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia (magna cum laude) in Philosophy and French.
To learn more about Duncan, please visit his website.