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An Ethics of Vulnerability: How Bioethics and Ecology Challenge Political Philosophy and Humanism

Date:October 08, 2013 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University,
Morningside Campus ,
Schapiro Center for Engineering and Physical Science Research (CEPSR) Building,
Davis Auditorium
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Courtney St. John by sending email to .

The Earth Institute's Center for the Study of Science and Religion (CSSR)  and the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED) presents "An Ethics of Vulnerability: How Bioethics and Ecology Challenge Political Philosophy and Humanism," with Corine Pelluchon, Full Professor in Practical Philosophy, University of Franche-Comté, Besançon, France. Open to the public.

Dr. Corine Pelluchon, will present a lecture exploring the ethics of vulnerability. She will focus on bioethics and ecology as a challenge for political liberalism, including the conditions of deliberation in the bio-ethical field, and justice towards animals. Pelluchon will also explore the genesis of the ethics of vulnerability to a phenomenology of nourishment.  A specialist in the works of Leo Strauss and E. Levinas and in moral and political philosophy, she has devoted much of her research and teaching to issues of applied ethics such as medical and biomedical ethics, animal ethics, and environmental ethics. She has published several books and won the Prize François Furet for Leo Strauss : une autre raison, d’autres Lumières ( Vrin, 2005 ; forthcoming in English in March 2014, Suny Press : Leo Strauss And The Crisis of Rationalism) and the Prize Moron of the French Academy in 2012 for Eléments pour une éthique de la vulnérabilité. Les hommes, les animaux, la nature ( Le Cerf, 2011).  More information on her personal website:

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