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Dr. Teresa Blankmeyer Burke

Hello! I’m Teresa Blankmeyer Burke, and I’m a Philosopher. My PhD is from The university of New Mexico, and my field of expertise is in Bio Ethics. I consider issues such as whether or not it would be considered ethical if Deaf parents use DNA manipulation to ensure that they have Deaf children. There are differing opinions on the subject! After many years of focusing on Hearing people’s involvement with Philosophy I now find myself turning my attention to the engagement of the Deaf community to the realms of Philosophy — and what Deaf Philosophy might look like. This project is a first step in fulfilling my passion and dream — and I’m very happy with the outcome!