Morality, moral value and human embryos are topics of Friday’s Department of Philosophy lecture
Morality, moral value and human embryos are topics of Friday’s Department of Philosophy lectureFebruary 04, 2003Judy Holmesjlholmes@syr.edu
Biomedical ethicist Bonnie Steinbock, chair and professor in the Department of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Albany, will present “Moral Status, Moral Value and Human Embryos” Friday at 4 p.m. in Syracuse University’s Hall of Languages, Room 500. The lecture is presented by SU’s Department of Philosophy in The College of Arts and Sciences and is open to the University community.
Steinbock is a Fellow of the Hastings Center and a member of the Fellows’ Council. Her areas of expertise in the field of biomedical ethics include reproduction and genetics. She has served on a number of working groups in the United States and Europe, most recently a Hastings Center working group on reprogenetics. Her recent articles have focused on moral status, embryonic stem cell research, payment to egg donors and sex selection. She is the area editor in Fertility and Reproduction for the forthcoming 3rd edition of the “Encyclopedia of Bioethics” (Macmillan, 2003).
Steinbock is the author of “Life Before Birth: The Moral and Legal Status of Embryos and Fetuses” (Oxford, 1992) and the editor of “Legal and Ethical Issues in Human Reproduction” (Ashgate Publishing, 2002). She is the co-editor (with John Arras and Alex John London) of “Ethical Issues in Modern Medicine,” 6th edition (McGraw-Hill, 2002), the co-editor (with Alastair Norcross) of “Killing and Letting Die” (Fordham, 1994) and the co-editor (with Dan Beauchamp) of “New Ethics for the Public’s Health” (Oxford, 1999).
Steinbock teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in ethics, bioethics and philosophy of law, as well as graduate courses in public policy and public health at SUNY Albany.