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Thursday, May 31 2007, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
|This year’s Herndon lecturer*, Dr. Thomas Beauchamp, is one of the creators of the "principlist" approach to bioethics, which understands the principles of autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence, and justice as critical directives in bioethical reflection. |
Professor of Philosophy and a Senior Research Scholar in Georgetown University's Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Beauchamp is widely known as the primary author of The Belmont Report and as co-author of The Principles of Biomedical Ethics.
Over the years, the principlist approach has become hugely popular and is probably the most familiar of all constructs in aiding bioethical thinking. Predictably, it has also received a considerable amount of critical commentary.
In his talk, Beauchamp will discuss the origins of the principlist approach, its critical evolution over the last three decades, and how principlism fares today in practical and theoretical bioethical reflection.
There will be a light dinner served at 6:30pm, and the lecture will start at 7:30pm. This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs to Paul Ficklin-Alred are required.
Beauchamp will preside over an invitation-only faculty workshop on the day following this evening lecture.
Please feel free to download the flyer for this event and post it prominently!
*Named for a retired Presbyterian campus minister, this lecture series is sponsored by the Center for Ethics and is also affiliated with the Office of the Dean of the Chapel and Religious Life at Emory University. Traditionally, persons in many fields - such as health sciences, biology, law and theology - explore ethical issues in their work over dinner.
Contact: Paul Ficklin-Alred (email@example.com or 404.727.1208)
Location: Winship Ballroom, Dobbs University Center
“Contemporary Reflections on Ethical Theory and Decision Making:
Their Implications for Teaching Bioethics”
June 1, 2007
Rita Ann Rollins Room (864)
School of Public Health
8:15 – 9:00 Breakfast and Introductions
9:00 – 9:45 “Is Ethical Theory Practical or Merely Theoretical?”
9:45 – 10:00 Group Discussion/Response
10:00 – 10:30 “A Weak Defense of Weak Ethical Theory?”
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:15 Group Discussion on Ethical Theory
11:15 – Noon “Virtue Ethics, Common Law, and Biomedical Policy Making”
Noon – 12:30 Group Discussion on Making Ethical Decisions
12:30 – 1:15 Lunch
1:15 – 2:15 “Conceptual Foundations in Teaching Animal Ethics”
“Teaching Christian Ethics as Practical Reasoning”
“Can We Teach Ethics Without Teaching Ethical Theory?”
2:15 – 3:00 Group Discussion on Teaching Ethical Theory and Wrap Up
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John Banja, PhD
Assistant Director for Health Sciences & Clinical Ethics
Associate Professor of Clinical Ethics
Center for Ethics, Emory University
1462 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30322