Paul Scherz


Paul Scherz is assistant professor of moral theory and ethics at the Catholic University of America and a visiting fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. He previously did doctoral and postdoctoral work in genetics and developmental biology and published widely in the field. His first book project, Science as a Vocation in an Entrepreneurial Age, examines contemporary moral formation in science, arguing that ethical issues arise from both the financial pressures of the current structures of science as well as from daily embodied laboratory practice that shapes the scientist to see the world in a reductionist manner. His second book project aims to recover early Christian adaptations of Stoic ethics as a resource for contemporary bioethical problems surrounding end of life care.