Kenneth F. Schaffner, M.D., Ph.D.

Kenneth F. SchaffnerKenneth F. Schaffner, M.D., Ph.D., is Distinguished University Professor of History and Philosophy of Science emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh. He taught previously at the University of Chicago (1965-1972) and The George Washington University (1991-2005), where he is University Professor of Medical Humanities emeritus. At Pitt he served as co-director of the Center for Medical Ethics (1986-1991), and was editor-in-chief of Philosophy of Science (1975-1980). His most recent book is Behaving: What’s Genetic and What’s Not and Why Should We Care? (Oxford University Press, 2016), and he is currently at work on a sequel: Choosing: What Can We Learn about Choice and Flourishing from Behavioral Neurogenetics? Schaffner holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Columbia University and an M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.