Assistant Teaching Professor of Philosophy
Mark Wells received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Bowling Green State University in 2014.
Dr. Wells primarily writes on issues in applied ethics and politics. He is interested in how ethical theorizing can inform personal, organizational, and public policy. In his recent publications, he has argued that we should not market those goods and services we owe to others, that healthcare institutions should stop forcefully securing remuneration from patients who lack capacity, and that governments like the U.S. should expand legal protections for birds of the corvid family.
Wells also has a continuing interest in Buddhist philosophy as well as normative ethics in general and the meaning of life in particular.
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Ph.D., 2014, Philosophy
Bowling Green State University
420T Renaissance Park
360 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Mondays and Thursdays from 1:35pm to 2:35pm, additional remote office hours by appointment
Moral and Social Problems in Healthcare
Introduces ethical theories and moral principles, and then uses these theories and principles to analyze the moral problems that arise in the medical context. Topics include euthanasia, medical paternalism, informed consent, patient confidentiality, the right to die, the ethics of medical research, abortion, the right to healthcare, distribution of scarce medical resources, and the ethical implications of health maintenance organizations.
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