The David F. Kelly Bioethics Lectures invites nationally and internationally prominent scholars to lecture at Duquesne University each fall and spring semester on current and emerging topics in bioethics. The purpose of the series is to provide ethics leadership on the crucial issues in health care today.
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David Kelly Lecture on Bioethics-Spring 2018

Professor Dr. Hub Zwart

Virus Novels and the Anthropocene:

A Philosophical Diagnostics of the Present

April 10, 2018 (Thursday) at 1:30pm-3:00pm

Room: 613 Union

Professor Dr. Hub Zwart (1960) studied Philosophy and Psychology at Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands) and defended his thesis (cum laude) in 1993. In 2000 he was appointed as full professor of philosophy at the Faculty of Science (RU Nijmegen). In 2003, he became director of the Centre for Society and Genomics (CSG) and in 2005, Director of the Institute for Science in Society. His research focuses on philosophical and ethical dimensions of the biosciences (synthetic biology, nanomedicine, brain research), addressed from a continental philosophical perspective (dialectics, phenomenology, psychoanalysis), while special attention is given to genres of the imagination (novels, theatre, poetry, movies) as windows into emerging techno-scientific research fields. He is co-editor-in-chief of the open access Springer journal Life Sciences, Society and Policy.

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