Bioethics and American Democracy publication

Dazzling Dendrites

Aaron Rothstein

The importance of these two discoveries cannot be overstated. Treatments available for seizures, autoimmune diseases, depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, and more depend on the synapses between neurons; drugs act on receptors and chemicals in this space.

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The Weekly Standard / March 16, 2018

Why the Humanities Matter

Aaron Rothstein

According to the Greeks, philosophy, literature, and history, also known as the humanities, played a role in clarifying those limits. And they forced citizens of Greece to ponder and discuss the question which would bring such clarification: what makes us human?

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Bellevue: The Best and the Worst of America

Aaron Rothstein

Bellevue reflects the worst and the best not just of its disadvantaged patients, its physicians, and its students, but of the American democratic project.

Public Discourse / April 7, 2017

Toward a More Human Medicine

Aaron Rothstein

More patient autonomy means higher demand for quality health care. More data from scientific studies and further efforts within hospitals to promote quality care means patients and physicians can make the right decisions and expect the right outcomes.

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The New Atlantis / March 22, 2017

Psychology at Nuremberg

Aaron Rothstein

With Rorschach results and interview notes in hand, did Kelley and Gilbert solve the enigma of Nazi pathology, or, at least, provide the materials for such a solution? Or, to put the question even more modestly, what did their investigations teach us about what Dimsdale calls “the anatomy of malice”? 

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Jewish Review of Books / November 22, 2016

All Death is Death Without Dignity

Aaron Rothstein

Advocates for “death with dignity” seem to deny reality, since no human death is truly dignified—even if a person chooses or accepts it. Instead, what ultimately gives death dignity is the kind of life that preceded it.

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Public Discourse / September 23, 2016

Vaccines and Their Critics, Then and Now

Aaron Rothstein

Why skeptics believe what they believe

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The New Atlantis / November 22, 2015

Wisdom of the Sage

Aaron Rothstein

Despite our ignorance about Solomon and his wisdom, we are drawn to this story of a quintessentially enigmatic human figure, with a life that “mirrors our own strivings and doubts.”

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The Weekly Standard / June 17, 2013

The New Atlantis Turns Ten

Adam Keiper

EPPC’s New Atlantis journal celebrates ten years of concentrating on the human side of scientific progress.

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National Review Online / May 20, 2013

Going Viral

Aaron Rothstein

Read this article on the Wall Street Journal.

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Wall Street Journal / August 10, 2012

Mental Disorder or Neurodiversity?

Aaron Rothstein

Embracing, not fixing, mental differences

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The New Atlantis / June 22, 2012

On Seeing the World

Aaron Rothstein

Our world is even more complex, despite having closed many of Seneca’s thousands of doors that open onto death—and this is good.

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The Weekly Standard / May 7, 2012