Ian Peebles

Position
Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bioethics
Role
2022-2023
Office
Green Hall, Room 3-C-8
Bio/Description

Ian Peebles is the Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bioethics at the Center for Human Values.  His primary research interests are in normative ethics (especially virtue ethics), bio/neuroethics, and the philosophy of race.  More specifically, he is interested in the ethics of neuroenhancements and how race theory from the analytic philosophy tradition can inform discourse in medical ethics and public health policy.  His current research projects include: (i) investigating presumed moral duties related to people with psychiatric disorders, (ii) exploring the social and epistemic benefits of diversity, equity, and inclusion in neuromodulation research, (iii) adjudicating morally permissible uses of race in medicine, and (iv) constructing a theory of racism that is both comprehensive and accurate in a healthcare context.  He completed his Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania.