Nonconsequentialism, Moral Responsibility, and Permissible Harm: Themes from Frances Kamm

Event date:  29 November 2008

Speakers:  Ralph Wedgwood (University of Oxford);  Elinor Mason (University of Edinburgh);  Caspar Hare (Massachusetts Institute of Technology);  S. Matthew Liao (University of Oxford);  Martin Peterson (Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)

Venue: Faculty of Philosophy, 10 Merton Street, Oxford, OX1 4JJ

Abstract: The Programme on the Ethics of the New Biosciences and the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Faculty of Philosophy, Oxford University, are hosting a one-day workshop on themes from Professor Frances Kamm's work.

Professor Kamm is the author of Creation and Abortion (OUP, 1992); Morality, Mortality, Vol. 1: Death and Whom to Save From It (OUP, 1993); Morality, Mortality, Vol. 2: Rights, Duties, and Status (OUP, 1996); and, most recently, Intricate Ethics (OUP, 2007). She has also published many articles on normative ethical theory and practical ethics. She has held ACLS, AAUW, NEH, and Guggenheim fellowships and has been a Fellow of the Program in Ethics and the Professions at the Kennedy School, the Center for Human Values at Princeton, and the Center for Advanced Study at Stanford. She is a member of the editorial boards of Philosophy & Public Affairs, Legal Theory, Bioethics, and Utilitas and was a consultant on ethics to the World Health Organization.

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