Animals and Ethics
Undergraduate Discussion Supper with
Philosophy Professors Mylan Engel and Sandy Shapshay
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012,
Hutton Honors College Great
Room (811 E. Seventh St.)
SIGN-UP REQUIRED: See details below
Mylan Engel is a moral
vegetarian and has argued that virtually all humans hold beliefs that,
if consistently applied, would make them moral vegetarians as well.
Whether or not you are a vegetarian, we invite you to this
undergraduate discussion supper on Animals and Ethics, including
the use of animals in research and for other purposes, with Engel,
Professor of philosophy at Northern Illinois University, and Sandy
Shapshay, professor of philosophy at Indiana University.
Engel is the author of numerous articles, as well as a
recent book, coauthored
with Kathi Jenni, titled The Philosophy of Animal Rights. His
specialties include animal ethics, environmental ethics, philosophy of
religion, epistemology, and the work of Scottish philosopher Thomas
Reid. Shapshay's areas of specialization include biomedical ethics, the
work of Schopenhauer and Kant, and the history of aesthetics and ethics
in 19th century Continental philosophy. Among her publications, she
co-edited and contributed to Bioethics at the Movies. For their
department homepages go to http://www.niu.edu/phil/people/engel.shtml
There will be ample time for your questions.
SIGN-UP INFO: If you are interested in attending this event, please
check your schedule to make sure you are available for the entire event
and e-mail Anna Duquaine (firstname.lastname@example.org), indicating you wish to
sign up for the "Animal Ethics" discussion,and include your name, e-mail
address, year in school, and field(s) of study. Space is limited so we
will let you know by e-mail if a space was available when you replied.