Philosophical Studies in Contemporary Culture


This series explores the philosophical issues, concerns, and controversies framing our contemporary culture. The volumes address studies of the perennial philosophical questions and major thinkers whose works have shaped current intellectual debates. The series draws on the intellectual heritage of the past in order to illuminate current concerns. The goal is to offer volumes whose perspective and focus can contribute through philosophical studies to a better appreciation of the contemporary human condition.

Senior editor
H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr.,Department of Philosophy, Rice University & Department of Philosophy, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Mark J. Cherry,Department of Philosophy, St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas

Editorial Board
Stanley Hauerwas, Divinity School, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Maureen Kelly, Department of Pediatric Bioethics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Terry Pinkard, Department of Philosophy, Georgetown University, Washington DC C.
Griffin Trotter, Center for Health Care Ethics & Emergency Medicine, Saint Louis University, S.t Louis, Missouri
Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., President, Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana