[SydPhil] Reminder: CAVE/PJI Seminar: Julian Savulescu, "Enhancement, designer babies, and conscientious objection" - Monday 8 May, 4pm.
Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics
arts.cave at mq.edu.au
Thu May 4 13:47:20 AEST 2017
The Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics (CAVE) and the Practical Justice Initiative (UNSW) will be co-hosting a seminar by Prof. Julian Savulescu (Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics) on Monday 8 May. All are welcome, no registration is required.
Julian Savulescu (Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics), "Enhancement, designer babies, and conscientious objection"
Date: Monday 8 May 2017
Time: 16:00 - 18:00
Venue: W6A 107, Macquarie University (P12 on campus map<http://www.mq.edu.au/research/research-centres-groups-and-facilities/resilient-societies/centres/macquarie-university-research-centre-for-agency,-values-and-ethics/events/?a=183556>).
People are increasingly choosing practices which are illegal, proscribed by professional or social norms, or otherwise contrary to social expectations. Examples include genetic selection of embryos for advantageous traits, sex selective abortion or embryo selection. I will outline what constitutes a good reason to support a controversial choice by reference tot he concepts of autonomy, well being and justice. I will discuss the role of professional conscience or personal values in supporting or declining to support controversial choices.
About the speaker:
Julian Savulescu's areas of research include: the ethics of genetics, especially predictive genetic testing, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, prenatal testing, behavioural genetics, genetic enhancement, gene therapy; research ethics, especially ethics of embryo research, including embryonic stem cell research; new forms of reproduction, including cloning and assisted reproduction; medical ethics, including end of life decision-making, resource allocation, consent, confidentiality, decision-making involving incompetent people, and other areas; sports ethics; and the analytic philosophical basis of practical ethics. He is currently the Director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, and is the author of many books, including Human Enhancement (2009), and Unfit for the Future: The Need for Moral Enhancement (2012).
This seminar is jointly hosted by the Macquarie University Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics<http://mq.edu.au/cave> (CAVE) and the Practical Justice Initiative<https://pji.arts.unsw.edu.au/> (UNSW).
Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics (CAVE)
Department of Philosophy
Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
CAVE website: mq.edu.au/cave<http://cave.mq.edu.au>
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