Ira W. DeCamp Bioethics Seminars

Peter Singer, Director

The Ira W. DeCamp Bioethics Seminars are open to all students, faculty, and interested members of the public. Seminars range across a wide variety of topics at the intersections of philosophy, biology, medicine, ecology and public policy. The seminar series is made possible by a generous grant from the Ira W. DeCamp Foundation.

All events are free and open to the public.


Michael Rabenberg (Princeton University): "Imprecision in the Ethics of Rescue"

Wed, Nov 20, 2019, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

ABSTRACT: Many think that if you can save two people or one other person but cannot save all three, then you are morally required, ceteris paribus, to save the two. But some also think that if you can save 1,001 people or 1,000 other people but cannot save all 2,001, then you are morally permitted, ceteris paribus, to save the...

Location: Lewis Library, Room 120
Audience: Free And Open To The Public

Ira W DeCamp Bioethics Seminar: Nicholas Southwood (Australian National University)

Wed, Mar 25, 2020, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
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Ira W DeCamp Bioethics Seminar: Joe Horton (UCL)

Wed, Apr 1, 2020, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Audience: Free And Open To The Public

"Bioethics and the Transformation of Health Care in America": A Discussion with Amy Gutmann and Jonathan D. Moreno (University of Pennsylvania)

Wed, Apr 29, 2020, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

ABSTRACT: Modern medicine is advancing at breakneck speed. Gone are the days when with impunity doctors could deceive their patients, and not seek their informed consent.

Location: Friend Center, Lecture Hall 101
Audience: Free And Open To The Public