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Lowell Lecture

Michael Sandel: Bioethics and the Common Good

Date & Time

Nov. 13, 2018 at 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Location

Boston College - Gasson 100
140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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Speaker(s)

Michael Sandel

Presenting Organization

Boston College

Topics

Science

Contact

Lauren Wilwerding (lauren.wilwerding@bc.edu, 617-552-2203)

Harvard political philosopher and bestselling author Michael Sandel challenges audiences to examine the ethical dilemmas we confront in politics and in our everyday lives. A Professor of political philosophy at Harvard University, 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.

Cosponsored by the Park Street Corporation Speaker Series.