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Philosophy Dialogue Series explores medical ethics

By Alec Jennings
University News Service
March 25, 2010

The Philosophy Dialogue Series at Texas State University-San Marcos will present medical ethics as its discussion topic for the week of March 29 to April 2 in Psychology 132.

The week's presentations and discussions will focus on a range of issues:

• Monday, March 29, 12:30 p.m.
Ethical Issues in the Therapist-Patient Relationship
Kal Hamza, Lamar University (Educational Psychology)

• Tuesday, March 30, 12:30 p.m.
To Clone or Not to Clone
Eric Bitner and Weston White (Dialogue Students)

• Tuesday, March 30, 2 p.m.
GMO Foods: Salvation or Frankenfood?
Parish Conkling (Graduate Student, English)

• Wednesday, March 31, 12:30 p.m.
Medical Ethics and the Ethics of Other Professions
Vince Luizzi (Philosophy)

• Thursday, April 1, 12:30 p.m.
Behavioral Genetics: The Clash of Culture and Biology
Dialogue Class

• Friday, April 2, 10 a.m.
Sustainability Group: TBA
Craig Hanks (Philosophy)

• Friday, April 2, 12:30 p.m.
Talk of the Times
Open Forum

Sponsors of the Philosophy Dialogue Series include: the American Democracy Project, the College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, the Gina Weatherhead Dialogue Fund, the New York Times, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, the University Honors Program, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Vice President for Student Affairs.

For more information about this topic, please contact Beverly Pairett in the Department of Philosophy at (512) 245-2285 or email philosophy@txstate.edu. A complete schedule of discussion topics and presentations can be found at http://www.txstate.edu/philosophy/dialogue-series/Dialogue-Schedule.html.