Katrien Devolder


I am Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Moral Sciences, Ghent University. My research lies in applied ethics, especially bio ethics. My main aims are to clarify and tackle ethical questions raised by science, technology and medicine, to advance philosophical understanding of the theoretical issues on which these questions turn, and to inform public policy. In my research to date, I have primarily pursued these aims by examining the ethical debates surrounding cloning, stem cell research and procreative selection. I have also worked on ethical issues pertaining to the treatment of sex offenders, the ethics of lifespan extension and the role of compromise in ethical debate. My most recent research focuses on medical complicity in the wrongdoing of others.


For my CV and a link to my publications, please visit academia.edu 

Room 110.007
Dept. Philosophy and Moral Sciences
Ghent University
Blandijnberg 2
B-9000 Ghent
Tel.: +32 (0)9 264 41 03
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