Eric Mathison

Eric Mathison

I’m a postdoctoral associate at the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Baylor College of Medicine. In this position, I’m doing clinical ethics consulting and researching the ethics of gene editing. My bioethics research interests include other emerging technologies and physician-assisted death. My PhD is in philosophy from the University of Toronto. In my dissertation, I argue that ill-being is as important, if not more important, than well-being. I consider the most plausible accounts of ill-being for each of the major theories of well-being and then investigate whether or not there are asymmetries between the two. I show that in many cases such asymmetries exist, which means that ill-being doesn’t trivially follow from well-being.