Welcome to Ronald M. Green’s blog. With a Ph.D. from Harvard in ethics, and forty-plus years of writing and teaching on ethics, I continue my reflections on ethical theory and current ethical issues here. I hope to travel the world, and think about the future of our species. See my travel posts for these reflections.

My latest book, Religion and Ethics in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, co-edited with George A. Little, M.D., can now be pre-ordered from Oxford University Press. Here: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/religion-and-ethics-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-9780190636852

My latest publication, “When Pregnancy Is a Research Risk,” raises challenging ethical questions. See “Ethics Posts” below for the pre-print version or go directly to the authenticated version at https://doi.org/10.1007/s10815-020-01938-9.

4 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Onno Zijlstra (The Netherlands) says:

    Dear Mr. Green, I am rereading your Kierkegaard and Kant and want to express my gratitude for that book; so here it is: thank you

    • Helo, Onno Zijstra.

      Thank you for that comment. I remain quite proud of that book which, after many decades of inattention to Kierkegaard’s debt to Kant, brought this out in quite specific terms.

      Ronald M. Green

  2. Josephine Rose Coury says:

    Hi Dr. Green!

    I took your religion and morality class back in 2014 and just wanted to say how much it has impacted my academic life. I’m currently a second-year medical student and our case tomorrow is on brain death. I’m actually looking back at my notes from the in-depth lectures you gave us on Terri Schiavo, Jahi McMath, and the religious/spiritual perspectives on brain death criteria. They are much better than what I have received in my medical training. Thanks for everything, I hope you are well!


    Josephine Coury
    Dartmouth ’15

    • Dear Josie,

      I’m genuinely touched by your comment. As a “typical” Dartmouth professor, I always tried to provide the most up-to-date and most useful academic experience for students. So your comment reinforces my sense of accomplishment. I’m retired now, working on other projects (including serving as the head of an Ethics Advisory Board for a major international pharmaceutical company working in the area of stem cells and regenerative medicine). But I value my teaching career above everything.

      I fondly remember your vibrant presence in Religion 11. Please stay in touch as you move through your medical education and career. I’m very interested in your experiences.


      Ron Green

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