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Professor of Philosophy , George Washington University

David Dion DeGrazia, American philosophy educator. American Council Learned Societies fellow, 1993-1994, fellow National.Endowment Humanities, 2003-2004, 10-, Georgetown University fellow, 1989-2001; Visiting scholar National Institutes Health, Department Bioethics, 2006-2007.

Background

DeGrazia, David Dion was born on July 20, 1962 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Edward Richard and Ellen Mary (O'Connor) DeG.

Education

Bachelor of Arts Chicago, 1983. MSt, Oxford University, England, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy, Georgetown University, 1989.

Career

He is Professor of Philosophy at George Washington University, where he has taught since 1989, and the author or editor of several books on ethics, including Taking Animals Seriously: Mental Life and Moral Status (1996), Human Identity and Bioethics (2005), and Creation Ethics: Reproduction, Genetics, and Quality of Life (2012). DeGrazia is also a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health.

Works

Membership

Member American Philosophical Association (chair committee philosophy & medicine, 2006-2008, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (program committee co-chair 2000-2001), Phi Beta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Running, swimming, music.

Connections

Married Kathleen Joan Smith, September 19, 1992. 1 child, Zoé Smith DeGrazia.

father:
Edward Richard DeG.

mother:
Ellen Mary (O'Connor) DeG.

spouse:
Kathleen Joan Smith

child:
Zoé Smith DeGrazia