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Department of Philosophy

Graduate Student Directory

James Rhea

Department of Philosophy
University of South Carolina

Office: Byrnes 443
Office Hours:

Monday 9am-10am,
Wednesday 9am-10am,
and by appointment


Research Interests 

Social Epistemology, Bioethics, Applied Ethics


I am interested primarily in social epistemology and bioethics, especially on subjects related to clinical ethics services, assisted reproductive technologies, genetic enhancement, gene therapy, and informed consent. Ongoing projects revolve around 1) concerns about the risk information disclosure practices of American fertility clinics with respect to human egg donors, 2) an evaluation of proposals for incentives in organ donation, and 3) social epistemology in the context of health care.

Fall 2014 teaching: Engineering Ethics.