James Watson, PhD
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About James Watson, PhD
Jamie Watson, PhD, HEC-C is a clinical ethicist and philosopher whose primary research interests are in expertise studies (especially clinical ethics expertise), health literacy, and moral distress. Dr. Watson has extensive experience as a clinical ethics consultant in both adult and pediatric settings, teaching health care staff and students, and working as a plain language writer for health information. In addition to a number of articles on expertise and the profession of clinical ethics, he is the author of A History and Philosophy of Expertise (Bloomsbury 2021), Expertise: A Philosophical Introduction (Bloomsbury 2020), and Winning Votes by Abusing Reason: Responsible Belief and Political Rhetoric (Lexington 2017). He is co-author of Critical Thinking: An Introduction to Reasoning Well, 3rd Ed. (with Robert Arp and Skyler King, Bloomsbury forthcoming), The Critical Thinking Toolkit (with Peter Fosl and Galen Foresman, Wiley-Blackwell 2016), What’s Good on TV? Understanding Ethics Through Television (with Robert Arp, Wiley-Blackwell 2011), and Philosophy Demystified (with Robert Arp, McGraw-Hill 2011). He is also co-editor of Moral Expertise: New Essays from Theoretical and Clinical Bioethics (with Laura Guidry-Grimes, Springer 2018). Dr. Watson joins the Center for Bioethics at Cleveland Clinic as Associate Staff Clinical Ethicist.
Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Graduate School - Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL USA
Graduate School - The University of Montana
Missoula, MT USA
Undergraduate - Lee University
Cleveland, TN USA
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