Purdy, Laura M.

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PURDY, Laura M.

PURDY, Laura M. American, b. 1946. Genres: Ethics, Philosophy, Women's studies and issues. Career: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, postdoctoral research associate in Program on Science, Technology, and Society, 1975-77; Wells College, Aurora, NY, assistant professor, 1979-85, associate professor, 1985-92, professor of philosophy, 2000-; University Health Network and University of Toronto, bioethicist and professor of philosophy, 1997-2000. Hamilton College, visiting associate professor, 1988-90. Publications: In Their Best Interest? The Case against Equal Rights for Children, 1992; (with H.B. Holmes) Feminist Perspectives in Medical Ethics, 1992; Reproducing Persons: Issues in Feminist Bioethics, 1996; (with S. French and W. Teays) Violence against Women: Philosophical Perspectives, 1998; (with A. Donchin) Embodying Bioethics: Recent Feminist Advances, 1999; (with W. Teays) Bioethics, Justice, and Health Care, 2001. Address: Division of Social Science, Wells College, Aurora, NY 13026, U.S.A.