James Childress (b. 1940) is Hollingsworth Professor of Ethics, Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia where he directes the Institute for Practical Ethics and previously served as Chair of the Department of Religious Studies (1972-5 and 1986-94). He is best known for his work in medical ethics, particularly his book (with Tom L. Beauchamp), Principles of Biomedical Ethics, which has gone through numerous editions and become a modern classic in the field. From 1996 to 2001, he served on the presidentially-appointed National Bioethics Advisory Commission.
The Report of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission on Ethical Issues in Human Stem Cell Research, Testimony to Senate Cttee, Nov 1999 [PDF]
The Just War Tradition & The Invasion of Iraq, Paper of May 2003.
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