Sean Aas is a Senior Research Scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics and an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at Georgetown University. His primary areas of research are bioethics, and social and political philosophy. Dr. Aas is especially interested in questions about boundaries and the basis of our rights in bodies, especially the question around rights in prostheses, transplants, and other atypical parts. Much of his work has a significant focus on issues of disability: disability as social construct, disability and political egalitarianism, disability and health.
Dr. Aas has published papers on these topics in various journals and collections, including Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Synthese, and the Journal of Medical Ethics. He is currently planning an academic monograph theorizing the nature and limits of our rights in our bodies and their parts.
Dr. Aas earned a PhD in philosophy from Brown University in 2013, and served as a Fellow at the Justitia Amplificata Project at Goethe University in Frankfurt and a Fellow at the Department of Clinical Bioethics in the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda prior to joining the Kennedy Institute of Ethics.
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