Parker Crutchfield, PhD

Parker Crutchfield, PhD
Parker Crutchfield, PhD

Associate Professor, Program in Medical Ethics, Humanities, and Law


Contact Information

1000 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Program in Medical Ethics, Humanities, and Law

Parker Crutchfield, PhD, received his bachelors degree in philosophy at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He completed his PhD in philosophy at Arizona State University, working in applied ethics, epistemology, and the philosophy of science. Following graduate school, he was assistant professor of ethics and the inaugural director of research at the Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health at A.T. Still University, a school which he helped found. As Associate Professor in the Program in Medical Ethics, Humanities, and Law at WMed, Dr. Crutchfield conducts clinical ethics consultations, teaches medical students and residents, and conducts research in medical ethics.

  • Education and Training

    • PhD 2011, Philosophy, Arizona State University
    • BA 2003, Philosophy, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • Research

    • Moral Psychology
    • Cognitive Science
  • Publications

    • Crutchfield P. Delusion, Proper Function, and Justification Neuroethics. 2020 doi: 10.1007/s12152-020-09429-5.

    • Crutchfield P. Engendering moral post-persons: A novel self-help strategy Bioethics. 2020 doi: 10.1111/bioe.12722.

    • Crutchfield P. Extrapolating from Laboratory Behavioral Research on Nonhuman Primates Is Unjustified Journal of Applied Philosophy. 2020;37:628-645. doi: 10.1111/japp.12430.

    • Crutchfield P. It is better to be ignorant of our moral enhancement: A reply to Zambrano Bioethics. 2020;34:190-194. doi: 10.1111/bioe.12685.

    • Crutchfield P., Gibb T.S., Redinger M.J., Fales W. Ethical Allocation of Remdesivir American Journal of Bioethics. 2020;20:84-86. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2020.1779395.

    • Crutchfield P., Scheall S. Epistemic Burdens, Moral Intimacy, and Surrogate Decision Making American Journal of Bioethics. 2020;20:59-61. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2019.1701737.

    • Redinger M., Fledderman N., Crutchfield P. An ethical framework to manage patient requests for medical marijuana Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 2020;33:147-151. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2020.01.190216.

    • Scheall S., Crutchfield P. The Priority of the Epistemic Episteme. 2020 doi: 10.1017/epi.2019.56.

    • Crutchfield P. Moral Normative Force and Clinical Ethics Expertise American Journal of Bioethics. 2019;19:89-91. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2019.1665733.

    • Crutchfield P., Gibb T., Redinger M., Ferman D., Livingstone J. The Conditions for Ethical Application of Restraints Chest. 2019;155:617-625. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2018.12.005.

    • Crutchfield P., Scheall S. Epistemic burdens and the incentives of surrogate decision-makers Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy. 2019;22:613-621. doi: 10.1007/s11019-019-09899-2.

    • Crutchfield P. Moral enhancement can kill Journal of Medicine and Philosophy (United Kingdom). 2018;43:568-584. doi: 10.1093/jmp/jhy020.

    • Crutchfield P. The Ethics of Anti-aging Clinical Trials Science and Engineering Ethics. 2018;24(2):441-453. doi: 10.1007/s11948-017-9917-z.

    • Crutchfield P., Crutchfield P., Pazdernik V., Hansen G., Malone J., Wagenknecht M. Being Hungry Affects Oral Size Perception i-Perception. 2018;9 doi: 10.1177/2041669518777513.

    • Crutchfield P., Gibb T., Redinger M. Placebos and a New Exception to Informed Consent AJOB Neuroscience. 2018;9:200-202. doi: 10.1080/21507740.2018.1499680.

    • Redinger M., Crutchfield P., Gibb T., Longstreet P., Strung R. Conversion Disorder Diagnosis and Medically Unexplained Symptoms American Journal of Bioethics. 2018;18(5):31-33. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2018.1445317.

    • Crutchfield P., Crutchfield P., Jarvis J., Olson T., Wilson M. Observed altruism in dental students: An experiment using the ultimatum game Journal of Dental Education. 2017;81:1301-1308. doi: 10.21815/JDE.017.089.

    • Crutchfield P. Decoded Neurofeedback Is Unlikely to Enhance Moral Capacities AJOB Neuroscience. 2016;7:125-126. doi: 10.1080/21507740.2016.1201169.

    • Crutchfield P. The Epistemology of Moral Bioenhancement Bioethics. 2016;30:389-396. doi: 10.1111/bioe.12239.

    • Crutchfield P. The Future of Inductive Risk for Disorders of Consciousness AJOB Neuroscience. 2016;7:56-57. doi: 10.1080/21507740.2016.1146370.

    • Crutchfield P., Mahoney C., Pazdernik V., Rivera C. Cross-modal influence on oral size perception Archives of Oral Biology. 2016;61:89-97. doi: 10.1016/j.archoralbio.2015.10.024.

    • Crutchfield P. Representing high-level properties in perceptual experience Philosophical Psychology. 2012;25:279-294. doi: 10.1080/09515089.2011.579422.