Michael Brodrick earned his BA in philosophy from Fordham University (2002) and his MA and PhD in philosophy from Vanderbilt University (2010). Brodrick specializes in ethics, health care ethics, social and political philosophy and American pragmatism. His areas of competence include philosophy, politics and economics (PPE), philosophy of law and business ethics. Brodrick’s current research examines the ethics of health care policy, with special attention to problems arising from moral disagreement, paternalism and the politics of health legislation. Brodrick holds an adjunct appointment at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Department of Medical Humanities. He is President of the Josiah Royce Society, Vice President of the George Santayana Society and a member of the Advisory Board of the George Santayana Critical Edition.

The Ethics of Detachment in Santayana’s Philosophy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).

“Mediation and Its Discontents”, John Lachs’s Practical Philosophy, Krzysztof P. Skowronski, ed. (Boston: Brill Rodopi, 2018), pp. 251-266.

“Frank M. Oppenheim, SJ: A Celebration of His Life and Legacy” (with David W. Rodick), The Pluralist, Vol. 13, No. 3, Fall 2018, pp. 1-7.

“Moral Relativism and Medical Decisions”, American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and Medicine, Vol. 16, No. 1, Fall 2016, pp. 6-14.

“Why We Remember Royce: An Introduction”, The Pluralist, Vol. 11, No. 3, Fall 2016, pp. 1-8.

“Health Care for Unique Individuals: What We can Learn from Santayana”, Overheard in Seville: Bulletin of the Santayana Society, No. 33, Fall 2015, pp. 45-55.