Post Tagged with: "bioethics"

Philosopher Discusses the Baby Lottery

Philosopher Jake Earl (GRD ’12) questioned the idea that parents have the moral right to raise their own children in the latest installment of the weekly Friday Bioethics Series in the Bioethics Research Library. The Friday event, sponsored by the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, was titled “The Baby Lottery: A[Read More…]

by February 5, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News
Kennedy Institute Set to Launch Bioethics MOOC

Kennedy Institute Set to Launch Bioethics MOOC

The Kennedy Institute of Ethics will launch a massive open online course on bioethics April 15. As part of the creation of the course, the KIE hosted and filmed six TED-style talks featuring KIE Director Maggie Little in Gaston Hall on March 17, 19 and 24. A MOOC is a[Read More…]

by March 25, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

ENGAGING BIOETHICS: An Approach to Ethics Rooted in Architecture

What happens when a philosopher and an architect co-teach a class? This semester, we aim to find out. Focusing on a complex, real-world issue in bioethics, we are testing a hunch: Can we break through barriers and find innovative solutions to highly complex moral challenges inbioethics if we combine the analytic methods[Read More…]

by September 24, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Ethicist Debates Transplants

Professor of medical ethics and philosophy Robert M. Veatch called for changing the way that organ transplants are distributed this Friday in the Bioethics Research Library. The discussion, part of the Big Ideas in Bioethics speaker series, focused on the case of Sarah Murnaghan, an 11-year-old girl who suffered from[Read More…]

by September 24, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News
Does Mother Nature Know Best?

Does Mother Nature Know Best?

Tried going gluten-free like Gwyneth Paltrow or Zooey Deschanel? Thinking of adopting the “paleo” diet your Crossfit-obsessed roommate won’t stop talking about? These nutritional crazes are often justified by appealing to a golden era in human evolution —“paleo” is short for “paleolithic”— prior to the agricultural revolution. The idea is this: Grains are a relatively recent and unnatural[Read More…]

by March 22, 2013 0 comments Uncategorized

College Announces Bioethics Minor

Georgetown’s department of philosophy debuted a new minor in philosophy and bioethics this fall. The Class of 2014 will be the first class allowed to pursue the minor, which requires six classes — “Ethical Theory,” two general education philosophy courses, a philosophy of science class and two other classes that explore bioethical issues. Students[Read More…]

by August 31, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

Ethics Institute Wins Cornerstone

The Kennedy Institute for Ethics was awarded the coveted Cornerstone Award by the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities on Oct. 23. The institute was recognized for its crucial role in advancing bioethics and medical humanities since its inception in 1971. This honor can only be granted to institutions that[Read More…]

by November 2, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News