Elias Baumgarten, PhD

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Elias Baumgarten received his Ph.D. in philosophy at Northwestern University and has been on the philosophy faculty of the University of Michigan-Dearborn since 1972. He teaches Medical Ethics regularly and also teaches a wide variety of other courses including “Darwinism and Philosophy,” “The Problem of Human Freedom,” and “Ethics of War and Peace.”  He has served on the UMHS Pediatric Ethics Committee since 1986 and the Adult Ethics Committee since 1985. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the Medical Ethics Resource Network of Michigan from 2007 to 2012. His special interests include patient autonomy, intercultural issues, and virtue ethics.