EMBODIMENT, ETHICS, RE/PRODUCTION & THE LIFECOURSE
Thursday 5th June 2014, 10-4pm
University of Edinburgh

This one day event provides a forum for discussion, debate  and deliberation around a series of presentations relating to re/production, ethics and embodiment. The symposium will seek to interrogate the extent to which ethical engagement can enhance  theoretical work on embodiment; and the extent to which theories of  embodiment can contribute to bioethics.

  • Dr Sarah Chan: Embodiment and enhancement: normativity vs subjectivity in enhancement ethics
  • Professor Elizabeth Ettorre: Biopolitics,  reproductive genetics and gender: what’s embodied ethics got to do with  it?
  • Dr Gill Haddow: Do cyborgs feel?  The need for an embodiment epistemology
  • Professor Anne Kerr: Embodiment, emotion and biomedical innovation
  • Dr Fadhila Mazanderani: ‘It’s my body’: ethics, experience and expertise in controversial medical theories and treatments
  • PROFESSOR JACKIE LEACH SCULLY: BIONIC BETTERMENT: THE RIGHT KIND OF DISABLED BODY?

This event is being hosted by Professor Sarah Cunningham-Burley and Dr Amy Chandler, at the University of Edinburgh,  as part of the Wellcome Trust funded Strategic Award in Bioethics: The  Human Body, its Scope, Limits and Future (PI John Harris, University of  Manchester).

Places are free, and include lunch, but are strictly limited. To register to attend, please contact Amy Chandler. Once registered further details will be provided.


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