Lecture Series

Upcoming lectures

On Wednesday, Frebuary 22 Micah Hester will present a talk entitled, "Questioning the Dead Donor Rule: Is It Time to Abandon 40 Years of Bioethical Tradition?". The talk will be held in the Hulsey Recital Center at 6 pm.


Recent lectures

John D. Lantos, MD, is Director of Pediatric Bioethics and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His nationally recognized work in bioethics covers a broad spectrum of ethical issues related to neonatal and pediatric care, life science research, organ transplantation, end-of-life decision making, physician/patient relationships and resource allocation. He is the author of several books, including The Lazarus Case: Life-and-Death Issues in Neonatal Intensive Care and Neonatal Bioethics: The Moral Challenges of Medical Innovation.

At UAB, he will give a public lecture entitled "Rescue fantasies at the borderline of viability: Bioethical tensions in the neonatal intensive care unit."

This event is co-sponsored by Children's Hospital, the Center for Ethics and Values in the Sciences, and the Philosophy and Political Economy (PPE) Program. It's free and open to the public.


On July 11 and July 12, Marshall Abrams will delivered two presentations at the International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB) hosted by the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
His first presentation is entitled "Selection and Drift: Distinguishable Causal Factors---Not Processes, Not Independently Manipulable". The second presentation is entitled "Symbolic Cultural Evolution: Simulating Coherence in Cultural Evolution".


On April 22, Dr. Maria Pia Paganelli from Trinity University will deliver a public lecture: "The Lasting Legacy of Adam Smith: The Same Face of the Two Smiths." (This event is offered in collaboration with the UAB Evolution, Cognition, & Culture Working Group and co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy.)


On April 5, Lenny Moss from the University of Exeter will deliver a public lecture: "Mechanistic Explanation in Biosciences and the Ends of Knowledge." (This event is co-sponsored by the Gregory Fleming James Cystic Fibrosis Research Center, the Department of Philosophy, and offered in collaboration with the UAB Evolution, Cognition, & Culture Working Group and with the Department of Philosophy.)


On March 24, Konrad Talmont-Kaminski from Marie Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland, will deliver a public lecture: “For God and Country, not necessarily for Truth: The noncognitive function of superempirical beliefs.” (This event is offered in collaboration with the UAB Evolution, Cognition, & Culture Working Group and co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy.)