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April 2012: Hilde Lindemann

posted Mar 30, 2012, 5:28 PM by Peggy DesAutels   [ updated Mar 30, 2012, 5:34 PM ]
Hilde Lindemann
Michigan State University

Hilde Lindemann is a Professor of Philosophy at Michigan State University.  A Fellow of the Hastings Center, her ongoing research interests are in feminist bioethics, feminist ethics, the ethics of families, and the social construction of persons and their identities.

Her books include An Invitation to Feminist Ethics (McGraw-Hill 2005) and, as Hilde Lindemann Nelson, Damaged Identities, Narrative Repair (Cornell University Press 2001). With James Lindemann Nelson she coauthored Alzheimer's: Answers to Hard Questions for Families (Doubleday 1996) and The Patient in the Family (Routledge 1995), and co-edited Meaning and Medicine: A Reader in the Philosophy of Medicine (Routledge 1999).  Her further edited collections include Feminism and Families and Stories and Their Limits: Narrative Approaches to Bioethics (both Routledge 1997); with Robin Fiore, she co-edited  Recognition, Responsibility, and Rights: Feminist Ethics and Social Theory, and, with Marian Verkerk and Margaret Urban Walker, Naturalized Bioethics (Cambridge 2008). The former editor of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, she was also coeditor (with Sara Ruddick and Margaret Urban Walker) of Rowman & Littlefield's Feminist Constructions series and the general coeditor (with James Lindemann Nelson) of the Reflective Bioethics series at Routledge. A former co-coordinator of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (FAB), she served for many years as FAB listserv and website manager. 

Hilde is a leading figure in bioethics, feminist ethics, the ethics of families, and narrative approaches to ethics.  She continues to be an outstanding mentor to women in philosophy.