Year 3, 2019 – 2020: Self & Others

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Self. A discussion on us by us.

September 17, 2019, 7PM, 2185 LBME

Michigan Events

Borges and I

Full-body illusions and minimal phenomenal selfhood

Identity, Self-Awareness, and Self-Deception: Ethical Implications for Leaders and Organizations

Individuals are Inadequate: Recognizing the Family-Centeredness of Chinese Bioethics and Chinese Health System

Body/modification. A discussion on distorted selves and distorting selves.

October 1, 2019, 7PM, 2185 LBME

Michigan Events

Body Modification: An Introduction

Confounding Extremities: Surgery at the Medico-ethical Limits of Self-Modification

Should we prevent non-therapeutic mutilation and extreme body modification?

Nonmainstream Body Modification- Genital Piercing, Branding, Burning, and Cutting

Body/art. A discussion on aesthetics.

October 15, 2019, 7PM, 2185 LBME

Michigan Events

Anchoring the (Postmodern) Self?: Body modification, fashion, and identity

Bodyworlds: The Art of Plastinated Cadavers

Bodyworlds and the ethics of using human remains: a preliminary discussion

What Should We Do about Eduard Pernkopf’s Atlas?

Fear. A discussion of our deepest darkest depths.

October 29, 2019, 7PM, 2185 LBME

Michigan Events


A Method for Evaluating the Ethics of Fear Appeals

Does fear of retaliation deter requests for ethics consultation?

The Two Faces of Fear: A History of Hard-Hitting Public Health Campaigns Against Tobacco and AIDS

Professor Nobody’s Little Lectures on Supernatural Horror

Body/politics. A discussion on government.

November 12, 2019, 7PM, 2185 LBME

Michigan Events

Bioethics as Politics

‘Fat Ethics’: The Obesity Discourse and Body Politics

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A Man, Burning: Communicative Suffering and the Ethics of Images

CitiesA discussion on our new environment.

November 26, 2019, 7PM, 2185 LBME

Michigan Events

Health and Urban Living

Urban Bioethics: Adapting Bioethics to the Urban Context

The Experience of Living in Cities

From the Urban to the Civic: The Moral Possibilities of the City

AntinatalismA discussion on the end to our means.

December 10, 2019, 7PM, 2185 LBME

The Last Messiah

Why It Is Better Never to Come into Existence

Every Conceivable Harm: A Further Defence of Anti-Natalism

The Ethics of Procreation and Adoption

Others. A discussion on us and them, but mostly them.

January 14, 2020, 7PM, 2185 LBME

Neuroethics and the Problem of Other Minds: Implications of Neuroscience for the Moral Status of Brain-Damaged Patients and Nonhuman Animals

Undocumented Patients: Undocumented Immigrants and Access to Health Care

Bioethics and International Human Rights

Against culturally sensitive bioethics

MichiganA discussion on our state.

January 28, 2020, 7PM, 2185 LBME

2019 State of the State

Michigan Health Policy for the Incoming 2019 Gubernatorial Administration

ACA Exchange Competitiveness in Michigan

Flint Water Crisis: What Happened and Why?

LoveA discussion on the chemistry of our biology.

February 11, 2020, 7PM, 2185 LBME

The Neurobiology of Love

The Medicalization of Love

Self-Transcendence, the True Self, and Self-Love 

 Love yourself: The relationship of the self with itself in popular self-help texts

Overpopulation. A discussion on one too many.

February 25, 2020, 7PM, 2185 LBME

Having Children: Reproductive Ethics in the Face of Overpopulation

The Ethics of Controlling Population Growth in the Developing World

Overpopulation and the Threat of Ecological Disaster: The Need for Global Bioethics

Threats and burdens: Challenging scarcity-driven narratives of “overpopulation”

Public health. A discussion on the health of our society.

March 10, 2020, 7PM, 2185 LBME

The right to public health

Ethics and Public Health: Forging a Strong Relationship

Old Myths, New Myths: Challenging Myths in Public Health

A Bridge Back to the Future: Public Health Ethics, Bioethics, and Environmental Ethics

Solitude. A discussion on who we are when we are alone.

March 24, 2020, 7PM, 2185 LBME

The Solitude of Self

An overview of systematic reviews on the public health consequences of social isolation and loneliness

Individual Good and Common Good: A Communitarian Approach to Bioethics

Solitude: An Exploration of Benefits of Being Alone

Responsibility. A discussion on what we owe to ourselves and others.

April 7, 2020, 7PM, 2185 LBME

Social Responsibilities of Bioethics

The Concept of Responsibility: Three Stages in Its Evolution within Bioethics

Bioethics for Whom?

Towards an Ethics of Blame

History. A discussion on the means to our ends.

April 21, 2020, 7PM, 2185 LBME

Bioethics and History

The History of Bioethics: Its Rise and Significance

What can History do for Bioethics?

“My Story Is Broken; Can You Help Me Fix It?”: Medical Ethics and the Joint Construction of Narrative