Date: Feb 28, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Phone: 604.323.5511 ext. 2413
Location: L224

Please note, this event has been cancelled.

Provocateurs wanted! Do you enjoy thinking about what others say as much as they enjoy arguing their own views? Langara's Department of Philosophy invites you to attend Philosophers' Jam, a forum for the expression of provocative ideas. 

The Boundary Problem for the Special Moral Status of Persons
Speaker: Dan Hooley (SFU)

Many people accept the view that persons enjoy a special and equal moral status that is greater than that of non-persons. I argue against this view. Many of the central capacities thought to be required to be 'a person' admit of varying degrees. We need an account of where the boundaries of moral personhood lie. I argue that attempts to justify these boundaries are either morally arbitrary or lack sufficient justification.

Dan Hooley is an Instructor at Simon Fraser University where he teaches business ethics. His main areas of interests fall in ethics and political philosophy.


To learn more about an upcoming Philosophers' Jam, guest speaking opportunities, and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Katharine Browne
Coordinator, Philosophers' Jam
Phone: 604.323.5511 ext. 2413

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