John Hardwig is a Professor Emeritus at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he has taught since 2000. He has published extensively on issues in bioethics, including abortion, family, and end of life issues; and also on epistemic dependence and the role of experts. His work has appeared in journals such as Ethics, Hastings Center Report, Journal of Clinical Ethics, and Journal of Philosophy. In his most widely read essay, "Is There a Duty to Die?", he proposes that individuals have a duty to die in situations when those who love them would have their lives seriously compromised by continuing to take care of them. The essay has been reprinted by dozen different publishers, including a book of collected essays of his work on bioethics, Is There a Duty to Die? And Other Essays in Bioethics (Routledge, 2000). For more information, please visit: