JOHN LADD

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LADD--John, of Providence, RI and Lancaster, NH, died at home on February 6. A Professor of Philosophy at Brown University for over 50 years, he published widely on ethics, political and legal philosophy, Kant's ethics, medical ethics, and computer ethics. His interviews with Navajo elders became the basis of his first book The Structure of a Moral Code. He was the founder of Brown's Program in Biomedical Ethics and the first director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America. He was educated at Harvard and during World War II he saw active duty on minesweepers and submarines, retiring with the rank of Lt. Comm. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Rosalind Ekman Ladd, three daughters and four grandchildren.

Published in The New York Times on Feb. 11, 2011
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