Quayshawn Spencer Named a Hastings Center Fellow

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Quayshawn Spencer, Robert S. Blank Presidential Associate Professor of Philosophy, has been named a Hastings Center Fellow for deepening public understanding of complex ethical issues in health, health care, science, and technology.

Spencer specializes in metaphysical issues in the philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, and philosophy of race. He has written about the nature of a biologically real object, the nature of a scientifically real object, the nature and reality of race in U.S. race talk, and whether there exists any biological racial classification that is useful in medical research. His most recent book is What Is Race? Four Philosophical Views.

The Hastings Center is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization created from multiple disciplines, including philosophy, law, political science, and education. The Center was critical to establishing the field of bioethics in 1969 and has been evolving ever since. Founded by philosopher Daniel Callahan and psychoanalyst Willard Gaylin, it is the oldest independent, nonpartisan, interdisciplinary research institute of its kind in the world.

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