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Frances M. Kamm, PhD

Francis M. Kamm, PhD

Frances M. Kamm, PhD
Harvard University
Harvard Kennedy School
Littauer 344
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-384-9808
Email: frances_kamm@ksg.harvard.edu
Assistant: Lisa MacPhee (617-495-5994)

Frances Kamm is the Lucius Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and is Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University.

Professor Kamm specializes in normative ethical theory and problems in practical ethics related to medicine and law. She has received numerous grants and fellowships including Guggenheim and NEH Fellowships. She has been a visiting fellow at the Harvard Program in Ethics and the Professions, the Princeton Center for Human Values, the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, All Souls College, Oxford University, and the National Institutes of Health. She has given the Uehiro, Tanner, and Winchester Lectures and is a member of the editorial boards of Philosophy & Public Affairs, Utilitas, Legal Theory, and the Journal of Moral Philosophy. She serves on the steering committee of the Program in Ethics and Health and on the Faculty  Advisory Boards of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Ongoing Research

Aspects of nonconsequentialist ethical theory, rights, bioethics, war and morality.

Select Publications

Creation and Abortion (Oxford, 1992), Morality, Mortality, vols. I and II (Oxford, 1993, 1996), Intricate Ethics (Oxford, 2007), Ethics for Enemies: Terror, Torture, and War (Oxford: 2011), The Moral Target: Aiming at Right Conduct in War and Other Conflicts (Oxford, 2012), Bioethical Prescriptions: To Create, End, Choose, and Improve Lives (Oxford: 2013).

Recent Journals, Chapters, and Editorials

Kamm, F.M., “Rationing and the Disabled:: Several Proposals,” in Inequalities in Health: Concepts, Measures and Ethics  edited by Nir Eyal et al (Oxford, 2013).

Kamm, F.M. “The Morality of Killing in War: Some Traditional and Nontraditional Views,” in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Death edited by Ben Bradley et al (Oxford, 2012).