Michael Rabenberg

Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bioethics
Email Address: 
mr40@princeton.edu

Michael Rabenberg is a philosopher whose work focuses on normative issues concerning death. Three interrelated questions guide much of his research: (1) Is death ever bad for the one who dies; and if so, under what circumstances, why, and to what extent is death bad for the one who dies? (2) What attitudes ought one have concerning one’s own death? (3) Under what circumstances, and why, are we morally required to prevent other people from dying; and under what circumstances, and why, are we morally permitted to kill other people? Rabenberg holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard University and an A.B. in philosophy and English from Kenyon College.