Jonathan Anomaly

I work mostly on issues at the intersection of ethics and economics, including how we should respond to the under-consumption of vaccines and the over-consumption of antibiotics, and whether the market for biomedical enhancements should be regulated in any way. I am a core faculty member in the Philosophy, Politics, & Economics program at UNC and Duke.

Books Authored by Jonathan Anomaly

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The only book on the market to include classical and contemporary readings from key authors in Philosophy, Politics, and... Read more
 

Book Reviews by Jonathan Anomaly

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Genes, Race, and the Ethics of Belief

A Troublesome Inheritance, by Nicholas Wade, should be read by anyone interested in race and recent human evolution. Wade deserves credit for challenging the popular dogma that...

Hastings Center Report 2014
The Manipulation of Choice: Ethics and Libertarian Paternalism

The Manipulation of Choice is an important book on a timely topic. Over the past decade, an increasing number of academics and policymakers have argued that it is morally legitimate for...

The Independent Review 2013
Better Humans?: Understanding the Enhancement Project

As its title suggests, Michael Hauskeller's book takes a skeptical look at our ability to use biomedical technology to improve our lives by altering our mental and physical capacities. Hauskeller...

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2013
On What Matters

One of the great temptations to which moral philosophers since Sidgwick have succumbed is the search for a theory of everything – a combinatorial view that synthesizes key insights of rival moral...

Journal of Moral Philosophy 2013
Beyond Humanity? The Ethics of Biomedical Enhancement

Allen Buchanan’s latest book, Beyond Humanity, is a refreshingly subtle, biologically informed defense of biomedical enhancement. Buchanan doesn’t take a proenhancement position so much...

Bioethics 2012
Neo-vouchers: The Emergence of Tuition Tax Credits for Private Schooling

Nearly six decades ago Milton Friedman proposed that government financed vouchers could help increase parental choice and improve schools by creating competition for the provision of primary and...

Educational Review 2011
Rising Plague: The Global Threat from Antibiotics-Resistant Bacteria

In Rising Plague, Brad Spellberg sets out to accomplish two goals: to show us how urgent the problem of antibiotic resistance has become, and to offer specific policy proposals for...

American Journal of Bioethics 2010

Multimedia Textbooks by Jonathan Anomaly

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The goal of this class is to explore moral issues that arise in the context of medicine.  These include whether abortion or euthanasia are justifiable, and whether we should manipulate our genes to improve ourselves and our children.  

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This interdisciplinary course provides an overview of some core conceptual tools used to analyze issues at the intersection of philosophy, politics, and economics (PPE). It also serves as the Gateway course for the PPE certificate program at Duke. Topics covered include the moral status of...

Research Papers by Jonathan Anomaly

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Ethics, Antibiotics, and Public Policy Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy 2017
Public goods and government action Politics, Philosophy and Economics 2015
What’s Wrong With Factory Farming? Public Health Ethics 2015
Genes, Race, and the Ethics of Belief Hastings Center Report 2014
Race, Genes, and the Ethics of Belief: A review of Nicholas Wade, A Troublesome Inheritance Hastings Center Report 2014
What is an Epidemic? Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 2014
Public Goods and Procreation Monash Bioethics Review 2014
Social Norms, The Invisible Hand, and the Law University of Queensland Law Journal 2013
Better Humans?: Understanding the Enhancement Project Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2013
On What Matters Journal of Moral Philosophy 2013
Collective Action and Individual Choice Journal of Medical Ethics 2013
The Manipulation of Choice: Ethics and Libertarian Paternalism The Independent Review 2013
Beyond Humanity? The Ethics of Biomedical Enhancement Bioethics 2012
Is Obesity a Public Health Problem? Public Health Ethics. 2012
Public Health and Public Goods Public Health Ethics 2011
Neo-vouchers: The Emergence of Tuition Tax Credits for Private Schooling Educational Review 2011
Combating Resistance: The Case for a Global Antibiotics Treaty Public Health Ethics 2010
Rising Plague: The Global Threat from Antibiotics-Resistant Bacteria American Journal of Bioethics 2010
Internal Reasons and the Ought-Implies-Can Principle Philosophical Forum 2008
Personal Identity and Practical Reason Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 2008

Videos by Jonathan Anomaly

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Matt Ridley - When Ideas Have Sex

In this video Matt Ridley synthesizes insights from Smith, Darwin, Ricardo, and Hayek to show how specialization and exchange produces exponential gains.