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What It Means to be Human: A Conversation About the Body, Medicine, and Bioethics

Are human beings better described as autonomous choosers or dependent bodies?

In O. Carter Snead’s new book, What It Means to Be Human: The Case for the Body in Public Bioethics, he recasts debates over abortion, reproduction, and end-of-life decisions and situates them within a framework of embodiment and dependence. Avoiding typical dichotomies of conservative-versus-liberal and secular-versus-religious, Professor Snead rethinks how the law represents human experiences so that it might govern more wisely, justly, and humanely.

Professor Snead will be joined by pediatrician, bioethicist, and philosophy professor Dr. William Stigall in this conversation at the intersection of law, philosophy, and medicine. Moderated by Michael West, P.h.D.

This event is hosted by Liberal Learning for Life at the University of Dallas.

See you on zoom!

Once you have registered, you will be emailed the Zoom link for immediate access to the presentation.