Mary Varney Rorty






Recent Papers and Presentations

  • 2017:
    "Envisioning a Fourth Wave", Existenz, 11(1)
    "Afterword", in R. Rorty, Philosphy as Poetry , pp 63-66.
    University of Virginia Press, 2016

  • 2016:
    "The Evil Men Do" Renaming Schools Advisory Committee
    Palo Alto Unified School District, Nov 2016

  • 2015:
    "Health Care for Old Age: Rights, Duties, and Expectations"
    (with Anita Silvers)", Handbook of the Philosophy of Aging
    G. Scarre, editor. Palgrave, Durham, UK

  • 2014:
    "Moral Distress and the HCO" Alta Bates Hospital, June 17
    "Moral Distress and Institutional Responsibility", Darden Philosophy of Management Conference, Chicago, July 15.

  • 2013:
    "Moral Distress and the HCO", El Camino Hospital, November 26
    "The Hospital's Hand", California Pacific Medical Center, May 10
    "Trouble in Paradise", California Pacific Medical Center, May 15
    "30 Years Later" Peter Sloterdijk, (translation) Critique of Cynical Reasoning

  • 2012:
    "Understanding the Consultation Process", Central California Children's Hospital, Modesto, September 28

  • 2011:
    "Stem Cells and Ethics", UC Santa Cruz, December 10
    "Conflicts of Metrics" SoCal Kaiser conference on Ethics of Metrics, Irvine, November 17
    "Revitalizing Your Ethics Committee",San Francisco General, October 22
    "The Metaphysics of Care", FAB Conference, Emory, May 16

  • 2010:
    "Memory, Ethics and Literary Custodianship", UC Irvine, May 14
    "Persons as Property: Community and Individualism", Inaugural Baskin Lecture, UC Santa Cruz, November 3

  • 2009:
    "Organizing Clinical Ethics Committees for Organization Ethics",
    Northern California Kaiser, November 13
    "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (case presentation), Seattle Children's Hospital, July 25

  • 2005:
    "The Third Face of Medicine", University of Tennessee Knoxville

  • 2004:
    "Organizational Moral Distress",
    Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, Cleveland

  • 2003:
    "Habermas and Our Human Future", Stanford, April 9
    "Mormons and Genetics", Sunstone Conference, San Francisco, April 19

  • 2002:
    "Six Sigma and Health Care Values", APPE, March 2002
    " Ethics and Discharge Planning", LPCH Ethics Conference, July 19
    "The Impact of Organizations on Ethics Practice", Stanford, July 31.
    "From Clinical Ethics to Organization Ethics: Working with Systems",(unpublished)
    Essen,Germany, September 2002

  • 2001:
    "Cosmetic Genetics and the Federal Trough",
    Stanford University conference, 'Genetic Shopping,' Oct. 25
    "The Next Step: From Clinical to Organization Ethics", Stanford University Ethics Rounds, March 1.
    "TQM and the Vanishing Patient" (with Ann Mills),
    University of California at Davis, February

  • 2000:
    "In Search of Common Ground: An Ethics for the New Medicine",
    ASBH Salt Lake City, October 2000
    "From Clinical Ethics to Organization Ethics", Utah Consortium of Ethics Committees, October 2000
    "For the Love of the Game: Peter Sloterdijk and Public Controversies in Bioethics"
    (with Norbert Paul), International Association of Bioethics, London, September 2000
    "Forgoing Medically Administered Nutrition and Fluids: When is it Ethical?",
    Lucille Packard Children's Hospital Ethics Rounds, April 7, 2000

  • 1999:
    Response to George Khushf, ASBH, Philadelphia, October 1999
    "Ethics and Economics in Health Care Reform",
    American Association for the Advancement of Science, San Francisco, June 1999
    "Fear and Loathing in the ICU" (unpublished paper) 1999

  • 1998:
    "Ethical Climate in the HCO: Business Ethics, Clinical Ethics, Professional Ethics",
    Developing Hospital Ethics Programs, UVA, March 1998

  • 1997:
    "The Rashomon Effect and Organization Ethics", APPE, November, Dallas, TX, 1997
    "Feminism and Disability Activism", Stanford University Institute for Research on Women and Gender, March 1997

  • 1996:
    "Feminism and Fetal Reduction",
    International Association for Bioethics, San Francisco, November 1996

  • 1995:
    "Ethical Challenges: Withdrawal of Support v. Euthanasia." (panel), Society of Critical Care Medicine, Williamsburg VA
    "Legal Implications of HIV Infection" (presentation),
    Central Virginia HIV Resource Center, August, October, November 1995
    "Divided we Fall: Maternal - Fetal Relations" (presentation),
    Ethics in Health Care Institutions, August, October 1995
    "When Abortion was Illegal" (panel), UVA Law School, 1995
    "Introduction to Bioethics" UVA Academic Enhancement Program