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Hutton Honors College

 — Indiana University

Animals and Ethics

Undergraduate Discussion Supper with
Philosophy Professors Mylan Engel and Sandy Shapshay

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
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 and 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 (, 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.

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