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Beginning of Life Ethics: A Phenomenological Critique

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Beginning of Life Ethics: A Phenomenological Critique

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Beginning of Life Ethics: A Phenomenological Critique

Dr James Mumford, Author and Public Philosopher

Friday 11th May 2018

6.00pm- 7.30pm  Senior Common Room

Tea and Coffee from 5.30pm

For many, the abortion debate is a choice between religion and reason. Many religious people oppose abortion because they believe that the newone (my term for the fetus/unborn child) is a human being made in the image of God. Whilst many secular people defend the right to abortion because their views are informed by science, and science tells us that the newone becomes independent at a certain stage in pregnancy. This lecture will explore why this way of setting up the debate is deeply problematic and proposes an alternative formulation

Dr Mumford is the author of Ethics at the Beginning of Life: A phenomenological approach   Oxford University Press 



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For more information about this event please contact trevor.stammers@stmarys.ac.uk.


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