Ann Bumpus has been teaching at Dartmouth since 1991, primarily in the Philosophy Department. Her main interests are in philosophical issues raised by emerging technologies, such as whether it is ethical to enhance people (pharmaceutically, genetically, or otherwise) and whether the ongoing commercialization of reproduction (such as outsourcing pregnancy) is morally problematic. She has secondary interests in the area of Mind and Brain. This winter, she will teach a Writing 5 course focusing on topics of contemporary ethical interest. The course asks students to examine their beliefs closely as they work to construct good arguments and to express these clearly in their writing. Professor Bumpus received her doctorate in philosophy from MIT.
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