William H. Krieger

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William Krieger is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Rhode Island and a working archaeologist with the Tell es-Safi/Gath Archaeological Project. He is an author, editor, and contributor to books and articles on philosophy, technology, and archaeology, with publications, conferences, and public talks on topics that include: medical apps, entity realism, the black market and antiquities trade, logical empiricism, and archaeological theory and practice. In all of his work, Professor Krieger studies the practical impacts of our theoretical decisions.

"Healthcare Apps for Android Tablets" by Intel Free Press is licensed under CC BY 2.0 (via Flickr)

I am not going to shock anyone by stating that we live in a time where distrust of government is high, where people believe that they need to ‘take back’ whatever they feel needs taking back. This opinion runs especially strong in matters surrounding healthcare, where people question a range of issues, including: universal insurance, low cost pharmaceuticals, the efficacy of particular medical tests, and autonomy as regards end of life (and other medical) decisions.