H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr.: Beloved Mentor and Teacher

  • Jennifer A. BulcockEmail author
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 125)


Most can agree that H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr. has a brilliant mind and a big personality: he can rehearse a large portion of history in the form of a question; he is often the source of much controversy; and as a professor and scholar he has had a profound impact on the fields of bioethics, philosophy of medicine, and Christian ethics. While Tris’ genius is evident in the written and oral presentation of his work, and his zeal for sustained academic debate and controversy is obvious at any conference he attends, Tris’ deep devotion, loyalty, and love for his friends and students is often underappreciated by those who have not had the distinct honor of occupying one of these roles. It is this elemental facet of Tris’ personality that I would like to honor in this essay.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyRice UniversityHoustonUSA

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