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Philosophy & Religion | McDowell Conference

4th Annual McDowell Conference
Fall 1992 Program


Friday, November 20, 1992
Ward Circle Building, Room 1
1:00 pm to 6:00 pm


1:00 pm - 3:15 pm Session I:

“Opening Remarks: On Thinking Morally About Life and Health"
Jeffrey Reiman, William Fraser McDowell Professor of Philosophy, American University

“Is There A Right to Die?”
William E. May, Michael J. McGivney Professor of Moral Theology, The John Paul II Institute for Studies in Marriage and Family

“Euthanasia: Caring, Killing, and Social Conscience"
Teresa McGarrity, Instructor in Philosophy, American University

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Coffee and Donuts

3:45 pm - 6:00 pm Session II:

“Euthanasia: A Social, Not Individual, Issue”
Daniel Callahan, Director, The Hastings Center

“Why Justice Requires Allocating Health Care Based on Age”
Robert M. Veatch, Director, Joseph and Rose Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University

“Rationing Life, Health and Death Equitably: A Gender-based Analysis”
Rosemarie Tong, Thatcher Professor of Philosophy and Medical Humanities, Davidson College