Conversations on Ownership of the Human Body

Conversations on Ownership of the Human Body

The latest conversation in the Grants Academy 'Conversations on...' series will consider the question of ownership of the human body, a complex question both in ethical and legal terms.

Much literature has been generated across the disciplines including philosophy, divinity, history, medicine and law. Central to the debate is the moral question of personal autonomy and rights. Discussion arises in various contexts, for example organ donation, slavery, prostitution, sexual rights and duties in marriage, surrogate motherhood, corporal punishment of children and euthanasia. Views are often culturally determined and frequently touch on the legitimacy of exploiting the human body and its parts for commercial purposes.

Professor Michael Brown and Dr Katarina Trimmings will lead the conversation on 23rd January, 11am-1pm, in Seminar Room 224, The Sir Duncan Rice Library. A sandwich lunch will be provided. Please register via Eventbrite.

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