The University of Miami offers a variety of summer internships in ethics and the professions. Interns are expected to work on a mentored research project in bioethics, business ethics, government and professional ethics or the like. Interns, who receive a modest stipend, meet regularly in small groups that include didactic sessions and at which they update faculty and each other on progress in their projects. Students are expected to complete a final, written report at the end of the summer. With rare exceptions, only UM students are eligible for summer internships.
Created in 1996, the Summer Ethics Internship Program is traditionally sponsored by the University of Miami Ethics Programs, the Department of Philosophy, the College of Arts & Sciences and the Offices of the Provost and Vice Provost for Research.
Lance Aschliman and Jordan Schummer “A Contextualist Semantics for Aesthetic Judgments” Published in Inquiry
David DiDomenico“Moral Perception, Intuitionism, and A Priori Knowledge”
Theodore Locke “Counterpossibles for Modal Normativists”
Azenet Lopez “The Universe Is Not A Fundamental Object”
Haley Mathis “Care Ethics and Just Enough Paternalism”
Felipe G.A. Moreira “Images of Philosophy”
Heleana Theixos “Ticking Time-Bomb Torture Cases and Moral Injury”
Rina Tzinman “An Argument for Survivalism”
Aschliman, LK. Exploitation and Research on the Vulnerable. Also, grant supported and influenced work on 12th Annual Graduate Student Conference: Biomedical Epistemology and Bioethics, 16-18 October 2014, University of Miami.
Corrigan, DP. Political Conceptions of Human Rights and Corporate Obligation. In The Political-Moral Controversy Over Human Rights [working title], eds. Maliks, R, Schaffer, JK; under review.
El Ali, R. A New Solution to the Gamer’s Dilemma. The Philosophy of Computer Games, 13 November 2014, Istanbul; revised version presented at American University of Beirut, 16 February 2015.
Mathis, H. Gender Equality and Biomedical Enhancement. Florida Philosophical Association Annual Meeting, 14-15 November 2014, Tampa.
Schwind, P. Towards an Intuitionist Moral Epistemology Without Self-Evidence. German Society for Analytic Philosophy, 14-17 September 2015, Osnabrück, Germany.
Theixos, HB. The Responsibility for Moral Repair in a Post-Atrocity Community. Dissertation chapter.
Yelle, B. Objective Goods and the Subjective Intuition, submitted to the Pacific Meeting of the American Philosophical Association and the “Understanding Value” conference at Sheffield University. In addition, the paper formed a significant part of chapter two of the dissertation “Realizing What Matters,” successfully defended in October 2014.
Work-Related Human Rights and the Responsibilities of Business
The Morality of Animal Experimentation for Medical Purposes: A Model for Comparing Animal and Human Life and Wellbeing
The Ethics of Vaccination Refusal: Epistemic Bias, Individual Choice, and the Health of the Public
GRADE-ing Equipoise:Formulating “Clinical Equipoise” as a GRADE System Policy Recommendation
Philipp Schwind and Ho Man Wai
The Epistemology of Ethical Intuitionism
Advanced Euthanasia Directives and Physician-Assisted Suicide at the Margins of Agency: The Dutch’s Experience with Alzheimer’s AEDs
A Defense of Two-Level Ethical Theories
Why Morality is Possible without Critical Self-Reflection in Humans and Animals: A Reply to Korsgaard
Ross and Aristotle
Developing A Confucian Model for Moral Improvement within a Care Ethical System
Ethics and Psychopathy
The Case Against Preventive War: An Analysis of the Prudential and Moral Dimensions of Contemporary American Foreign Policy
Beliefs and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Explanation, Treatment, Understanding
David Michael Hurlburt
Is it Evil to Enjoy Imaginary Wicked Acts?Dissertation chapter.
Funniness and Normativity
Typology of Causes in Medical Malpractice
Genetically Modified Organisms: The Development, Spread, and Legislation of GM Crops
Mary A. Hooshmand
Telemedicine for Children with Special Health Care Needs in Rural, Remote and Medically Underserved Areas: Is there an inherent ethical responsibility for insurance companies to provide coverage?
Amy L. Kaye
Whose Duty Is It? Nurses’ Role in Informed Consent
Manny Halberstam, Brandeis University
A Timeline of U.S. Quarantines
Ethics and Data Mining
Ethics and Art Therapy
Alyssa Anne Henning
Ethics and Ophthalmology
Facial Transplantation and Challenges to Informed Consent
Presentation: Hutlburt M. Facial Transplantation and Challenges to Informed Consent. Presented at the 34th Annual Conference for Value Inquiry,Adrian College, Adrian, Michigan, April 12-14, 2007
Ethics and Statistics
Resource: Oakley S. Statistics. Forthcoming on the “Ethics Curriculum Project, a Web-based,
interdisciplinary, intercurricular moral reasoning resources”
Advance Directives in Spanish
Virtual Child Pornography
Ethics and Journalism
Ethics and Stem Cell Research
A Philosophical Analysis of Stem Cell Research
Ethical Evaluation of “Retainer Fee” Medical Practice
Publication: Needell MH, Kenyon JS. Ethical evaluation of “retainer fee” medical practice. The Journal of Clinical Ethics 2005;16(1):72-84.
Empathy and Virtue: A Comparison of Two Novel Approaches to the Ethicality of Abortion
The Ethics of Quarantine or Ethics and Quarantines
Ellen Lee Moskowitz
Ethics Across Borders or International Research Ethics (in collaboration with Sergio Litewka)
Fetal Rights, Abortion, Child Abuse, and Guardianship
Presentation: Giles L. Wrongdoing, Entitlement and Binding Contracts with Nonexistent Beings.
Presented to the annual conference of the Florida Philosophical Association, St. Petersburg, Fall 2003.
Health Privacy in Different Cultures
The Possible Exploitation of Women in the Harvesting of Embryos for Stem Cell Research
Michael L. Veber
Virtual Child Pornography
Christopher Weaver and Erin O’Callaghan
Guardianship and Mental Incapacity
Ethics and Public Health
Inappropriate Incentives for Conducting Human Subjects Research
Ethics and Genetics
Ethics of Sport Fishing
Publication: Olsen L. Contemplating the intentions of anglers: The ethicist’s challenge. Environmental
Sarah Dundorf and Sheron Fraser-Burgess
Conflicts of Interest in Professional Communities
The Moral Permissibility of Therapeutic Genetic Engineering
Obligations Towards Offspring Non-Paternalistic Arguments for Limiting the Freedom to Create New Persons
Scientific Evidence and the Legal System
Borenstein, J. The epistemic challenge of expert testimony. International Journal of
Politics and Ethics 2002; 2(3):225-42.
Borenstein, J. Authenticating expertise: philosophical and legal issues. International
Journal of Applied Philosophy 2002; 16(1):85-102.
Borenstein, J. Re-examining expert testimony. International Journal of Politics and
Borenstein, J. Expertise and epistemology: can laypersons assess the claims of experts?
Philosophy in the Contemporary World 2002; 9(2):1-6.
Borenstein, J. An account of expertise: Goldman, Polanyi, and beyond. Appraisal 2001;
Authorship Policies and Recruitment of Human Subjects
Drug-seeking Behavior in Dade County Emergency Departments (continued)
Pediatric Decision Making
The Talmud and Medical Ethics
Ethical Considerations of Genetic Screening and Engineering for Skeletal Dysplasias
Ethical Issues Involved in Genetic Testing for and Manipulation of Personality Traits
Informed Consent Research and Tissue Sampling Policies
Drug-seeking Behavior in Dade County Emergency Departments
Ethics and Public Health
Tissue Cataloguing at the University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Health Center
The Ethics of Databases and Genetic Information