James Stacey Taylor

College of New Jersey

James Stacey Taylor is an associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Classical Studies at the College of New Jersey. Taylor teaches Applied ethics (especially medical ethics), ethical theory, action theory, and seminars on Descartes, Hume, Kant, and metaphysical issues surrounding death. Taylor is the author of five books, including Stakes and Kidneys, Practical Autonomy and Bioethics, Death, Posthumous Harm, and Bioethics, and Bloody Bioethics: Why prohibiting donor compensation harms patients and wrongs donors. Additionally, Taylor is the editor of the editor of Personal Autonomy: New essays, and The Metaphysics and Ethics of Death. Taylor has also published his extensive academic work in the form of journal articles and book reviews. His work has been published in academic journals such as the Journal of Medical Ethics, the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, and the Journal of Philosophical Research. Taylor has also published non-academic work in outlets such as the Los Angeles Times, the New York Daily News and USA Today, and occasionally appears on NPR. Taylor additionally serves as the Academic Integrity Officer of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Managing Editor (with exclusive responsibility for book reviews) of The Journal of Value Inquiry, and a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy and HEC (Healthcare Ethics Committee) Forum. Taylor earned an MA and M.LITT from St. Andrews University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University. Taylor is currently currently completing a monograph, titled Toxic Trade, in which he defends markets in everything that can be commodified, including children and votes.