Dr James Tabery

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Dr James Tabery
Position/Fellowship type:
Collaborative Visiting Fellow
Fellowship term:
2020 to 2021
Institute of Philosophy
Home institution:
University of Utah
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Jim Tabery is an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Utah; he also has adjunct appointments in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Internal Medicine (Program in Medical Ethics and Humanities) at Utah. He is a philosopher of science and bioethicist who works particularly on issues related to genetics. His first book--Beyond Versus: The Struggle to Understand the Interaction of Nature and Nurture--was published by the MIT Press in 2014. His second book--Sweet Land of Heredity: How Precision Medicine Is Remaking Healthcare in America--is under contract with Knopf. His research has been reported on in The New York TimesNational Public RadioNational GeographicTime Magazine, and Reuters. While visiting the Institute of Philosophy in summer 2020, he will be working closely with Phyllis Illari (University College London) and Carl Craver (Washington University in St. Louis) on the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry devoted to "Mechanisms in Science".

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