Durante, Chris

Chris Durante


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Chris Durante is currently undertaking a PhD in Ethics in the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University.  He holds a BA in philosophy from Fordham University, a MSc in philosophy of mental disorder from King’s College London, and a MA in religious studies from Georgia State University.  He has been an adjunct professor at SUNY: Westchester Community College, where he taught world religions, and has held an internship at the Hastings Center for Bioethics, where he worked as a research assistant to a project entitled, "Pharmacologically Treating Behavioral and Emotional Disturbances in Children.”  His research interests include theories of self and identity, philosophical ethics, comparative religious ethics and bioethics.  His current research deals with issues in bioethical methodology in relation to the phenomenon of religious pluralism and explores the relationship between religious identity and moral reasoning.  Given the interdisciplinary nature of his research and academic background, he is active in a variety of fields and has presented his work at conferences held by the International Society for Theoretical Psychology, the Metanexus Institute, the European Association of Centres for Medical Ethics, the Canadian Bioethics Society, the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, and the Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion.