Frances Kamm

Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School
Office Address
Littauer-344
Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mailbox 57
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact
Phone: 617-384-9808
Email: frances_kamm@harvard.edu
Assistant
Lisa MacPhee (617-495-5994)
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Frances M. Kamm is Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy, HKS, Professor of  Philosophy, FAS, and Affiliated Faculty, Harvard Law School. She is the author of Creation and Abortion; Morality, Mortality, Vol. 1: Death and Whom to Save From It; Morality, Mortality, Vol. 2: Rights, Duties, and Status; Intricate Ethics; Ethics for Enemies: Terror, Torture, and War; The Moral Target: Aiming at Right Conduct in War and Other Conflicts; Bioethical Prescriptions, and The Trolley Problem Mysteries. Kamm also has published many articles on normative ethical theory and practical ethics. She has held ACLS, AAUW, NEH, and Guggenheim fellowships and has been a Fellow of the Program in Ethics and the Professions at the Kennedy School, the Center for Human Values at Princeton, and the Center for Advanced Study at Stanford. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is a member of the editorial boards of Philosophy & Public Affairs, Legal Theory, Bioethics, and Utilitas and was a consultant on ethics to the World Health Organization. She is a member of the steering committee of the University Program in Ethics and Health and is on the University Faculty Committee of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics.

Research

For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the HKS Faculty Research Connection.

Selected Publication Citations:

  • Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
    • Kamm, Frances. "Cost Effectiveness Analysis and Fairness." Journal of Practical Ethics 3.1 (June 2015): 1-14.
  • Books
    • Kamm, Frances The Trolley Problem Mysteries (The 2013 Berkeley Tanner Lectures and Responses to Commentators). Oxford University Press, 2015.

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