Matthew Braddock (Ph.D, Duke University) is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tennessee, Martin, where he has taught since 2012. He has published in journals such as Neuroethics, The American Journal of Bioethics (Neuroscience), Philosophical Psychology, Journal of Social Philosophy, and Philosophy Today. He routinely teaches courses in biomedical ethics, ethics, philosophy of science, and continental philosophy. He is currently working on an interdisciplinary book on the ethics of treating patients with disorders of consciousness (e.g. vegetative and minimally conscious patients). In this book he draws from the medical humanities and sciences to develop a precautionary approach to treating these patients.