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Ronald Munson received his Ph.D. from Columbia University and was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Biology at Harvard University. He taught as a Preceptor in Philosophy at Columbia College (Columbia University) and has been a Visiting Professor at the University of California, San Diego, the Harvard Medical School, and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has served as bioethicist for a National Institutes of Health multicenter study, the National Cancer Institute, the Monsanto Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee, and the Washington University School of Medicine Human Subjects Committee. His expertise is in medical ethics and the philosophy of science and medicine. His articles have appeared in Philosophy of Science, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, History and Philosophy of Science, Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, and New England Journal of Medicine. His work has also been anthologized numerous times. He has been awarded grants by the National Endowment for Humanities, the Weldon Spring Fund, and the National Science Foundation. His book Intervention and Reflection: Basic Issues in Medical Ethics (Wadsworth), now in its 7th ed., is the most widely used medical ethics text in the United States. His other books include Reasoning in Medicine: An Introduction to Clinical Inference (with Daniel Albert, M.D. and Michael Resnik, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins), The Way of Words (Houghton- Mifflin), Man and Nature: Philosophical Issues in Biology (Delacorte), Elements of Reasoning, 5th ed. (with Andrew Black, Wadsworth). His most recent books are Outcome Uncertain: Cases and Contexts in Bioethics and Raising the Dead: Social and Ethical Issues in Organ Transplantation (Oxford University Press). He has acted as a source on biomedical ethics and been interviewed by (among others) the New York Times, Washington-Post, U.S. News and World Report, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Science Digest, Smithsonian Magazine. Literary Ronald Munson is the author of three well-received novels: Nothing Human; Fan Mail and Night Vision.
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