Comparisons Between Cognitively Disabled Human Beings and Non-human Animals: Do They Have a Role in Ethics?

Tue, Nov 28, 2017, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Lewis Library, 122

A discussion with Alice Crary, Peter Singer, and Eva Feder Kittay

Lunch will be provided.

The event is free and open to everyone, but participants are asked to register with Kim Girman ( and to request a copy of a paper by Professor Crary that will be the starting point for discussion.  The paper will not be read, and participants will be assumed to have read it. Registrations close on Monday, November 27th at 12:00 noon. Non-registrants will be admitted, subject to the room's capacity, but will not be provided with lunch.  

Alice Crary is a 2017-2018 Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, School of Social Science; Professor of Philosophy, The New School for Social Research; and Professor of Philosophy, University of Oxford (starting fall 2018).

Peter Singer is Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University

Eva Feder Kittay is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Emerita, Stony Brook University/SUNY, and Past President of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division.