Hilary Bok

American philosopher

Hilary Bok (born 1959) is the Henry R. Luce Professor of Bioethics and Moral & Political Theory at Johns Hopkins University. She writes under the name Hilzoy on the popular weblog Obsidian Wings. As a philosopher, she has written on bioethics, moral philosophy, free will and the works of Immanuel Kant.


  • I have been hearing for years and years about how the financial services sector pays such exorbitant wages because the people who work there are so immensely talented that they are cheap at $50 million a year. I never particularly bought that line before. But I never imagined that all those Masters of the Universe would do quite this badly. If we had paid them $50 million a year to go far, far away and leave our financial system alone, it would have been a bargain.
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