The Institute for Law and Philosophy, an academic center based out of Rutgers Law School in Camden, will host its 9th annual lecture in Law and Ethics, Thursday, March 23, at 4 p.m.
This year’s lecture is taking place at Rutgers Law School in Newark, in the Baker Court Room in the Center for Law and Justice at 123 Washington Street and will be simulcast to the law school in Camden.
This year’s lecture will be delivered by Frances Kamm, who is Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy in the Harvard Kennedy School of Government as well as Professor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard.
The title of her talk is, “Doing Death; Physician Assisted Suicide, Ethics, and Public Policy.”
This semester, she is a visiting professor in the Rutgers-New Brunswick Department of Philosophy.
Kamm is one of the world’s leading moral philosophers, whose work ranges over both theoretical and practical puzzles in ethics. She is the author of Creation and Abortion; Morality, Mortality Volume I: Death and Whom to Save from It; Morality, Mortality Volume II: Rights, Duties, and Status; Intricate Ethics; Ethics for Enemies: Terror, Torture, and War; Bioethical Prescriptions: To Create, End, Choose, and Improve Lives; and most recently, The Trolley Problem Mysteries, all published by Oxford University Press.
This event is free and open to the public. There will be a reception immediately following the lecture on the third floor atrium.