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Piotr Grzegorz Nowak
Department Department of Practical Ethics and History of Ethics
Phone 122281862
Room 35
Office hours Tuesdays 13.30-14.30
ethics, bioethics, transplantation ethics, metaethics, applied ethics

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Piotr Grzegorz Nowak is an assistant professor at the Institute of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. He is primarily interested in bioethics, especially in the ethics of organ transplantation and in the brain death debate. Piotr has published numerous works about these topics written both in English and Polish. He is currently the principal investigator in the research grant "Concepts of death" funded by the National Science Cetre (Poland)

Newest publications:

Nowak, P.G. (2024). Organismal Superposition Problem and Nihilist Challenge in the Definition of Death. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 67(1), 1-21. doi: 10.1353/pbm.2024.a919707.

Nowak, P.G. Death as the extinction of the source of value: the constructivist theory of death as an irreversible loss of moral status. Theor Med Bioeth (2024). doi: 10.1007/s11017-023-09656-w

Nowak, P. G. (2023). Death as the Cessation of an Organism and the Moral Status Alternative. The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy: A Forum for Bioethics and Philosophy of Medicine. doi:10.1093/jmp/jhad018

Nowak, P. G., & Stencel, A. (2022). How many ways can you die? Multiple biological deaths as a consequence of the multiple concepts of an organism. Theoretical medicine and bioethics. doi:10.1007/s11017-022-09583-2