Thursday, April 11, 2013
Ethics Bowl Discussion: Stakes and Kidneys - Why Markets in Human Body Parts are Morally Imperative
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Upton Hall 230
Join the Ethics Bowl and the Philosophy and Humanities Department in welcoming philosopher, author, and editor James Stacey Taylor. Taylor will deliver his thesis from his 2005 book Stakes and Kidneys: Why Markets in Human Body Parts are Morally Imperative.
Taylor argues that consenting rational adults should be allowed to buy and sell kidneys. Peter Randall, for instance became famous in 2003 for offering his kidney for sale on eBay. A market for kidneys would allow people like Peter to sell his kidney legally and safely. However, when kidneys are illegal, as they are now in the United States, everyone in a transplant operation is paid except the kidney donor. According to Taylor, this is morally wrong. The sale of kidneys should be allowed just as the sale of all other medical products and services.
Taylor is the author of several books and many scholarly articles on bioethics, the morality of markets, and ethical issues pertaining to death. He has also published numerous op-eds on bioethical issues in the Buffalo News and other publications such at the Los Angeles Times, the New York Daily News, and USA Today.
Sponsored by the Philosophy and Humanities Department, the Grant Allocation Committee, and the Ethics Bowl Club- A USG organization
For further information, contact Jason Grinnell.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Philosophy Department Student Colloquia
Time: 12:15 p.m.
Location: Bishop Hall 242
Join the Philosophy Department for the first lecture in the eighth annual Spring Colloquia. "Women and Philosophy" will be presented by Sarah Caputi, Carissa Handiman, Rachel Saathoff, and Samantha Wezowicz.