Sissela Bok, Senior Visiting Fellow, a writer and philosopher, received her B.A. and M.A. in psychology at the George Washington University in 1957 and 1958, and her Ph.D. in philosophy at Harvard University in 1970. She was formerly a Professor of Philosophy at Brandeis University. The third edition of her book “Lying: Moral Choice in Private and Public Life” (1978) was reissued in 1999 with a new preface. Other books include “Secrets: On the Ethics of Concealment and Revelation” (1982, 1989); “A Strategy for Peace: Human Values and the Threat of War” (1989); “Alva Myrdal: A Daughter’s Memoir” (1991); “Common Values” (1996, reissued in 2002 with a new preface); and “Mayhem: Violence as Public Entertainment” (1998). With John Behnke, Bok has co-edited “The Dilemmas of Euthanasia” (1975) and, with Daniel Callahan, “Ethics Teaching in Higher Education” (1980). With Gerald Dworkin and R. G. Frey, she has co-authored “Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide” (1998).
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