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Singer, George among speakers at 'Human Life' conference

Thursday, May 1, 2008, 2:30 to 6 p.m. 101 Friend Center
Scholars including Princeton's Peter Singer and Robert George, two noted figures in the public debate on abortion, will discuss the question "Is It Wrong to End Early Human Life?" at a conference planned for 2:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in 101 Friend Center.

The event will include talks by Singer, the Ira W. Decamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values; Don Marquis, professor of philosophy at the University of Kansas and the Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professor for Distinguished Teaching in the University Center for Human Values; Patrick Lee, the John N. and Jamie D. McAleer Professor of Bioethics and director of the Institute of Bioethics at Franciscan University of Steubenville; and Jeff McMahan, professor of philosophy at Rutgers University.

The talks will be followed by a panel discussion featuring these scholars as well as three others: George, Princeton's McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions; John Haldane, professor of philosophy and director of the Centre for Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland; and Elizabeth Harman, assistant professor of philosophy and the University Center for Human Values at Princeton.

The event is sponsored by the University Center for Human Values and the Madison program.

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