Bioethics and the Common Good
Cosponsored by the Park Street Corporation Speaker Series and the Lowell Humanities Series
Harvard political philosopher and bestselling author Michael Sandel challenges audiences to examine the ethical dilemmas we confront in politics and in our everyday lives. Sandel has been described by New Republic as “the most famous teacher of philosophy in the world.” Sandel’s legendary course "Justice" has enrolled over 15,000 students and was the first Harvard course to be made freely available online and on public television. In his latest bestseller, What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets, Sandel invites readers to rethink the role that money and markets should play in our lives. Sandel served for four years on the President's Council on Bioethics, exploring the ethical implications of new biomedical technologies. This prompted him to write The Case Against Perfection: Ethics in the Age of Genetic Engineering, a book about the moral quandaries that arise when we seek to perfect our children and ourselves. He has appeared on The Colbert Report, the Today Show, and Morning Joe.
Tuesday, November 13 at 7:00pm
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