Humanist Community in Silicon Valley holds weekly forums with speakers discussing topics of interest to humanists.
One of our favorites, Marty Carcieri, is coming back for our first forum of 2014. Join us!
Physician-assisted Suicide and Beyond - What Would John Rawls Do?
Speaker: Marty Carcieri
Physician-Assisted Suicide, even for the terminally ill, is legal in only four U.S. States.
Yet there are now proposals in the U.S. and abroad to extend the right to die (i.e., to obtain and consume a reliable lethal dose of barbiturates) even further: 1) to those over 70 years of age, and 2) to those whose longtime spouses are near death and who wish to die with them.
How would these proposals fare under the principles of justice articulated and defended by John Rawls, the most influential political theorist of our time?
Martin Carcieri, Associate Professor of Political Science at San Francisco State University, and a friend of the Humanist Community in Silicon Valley, will present his application of Rawlsian principles to one of the most urgent public policy issues of our time.
After the Forum, please join us for a buffet lunch at 12:15pm. The lunch is complimentary for first-time visitors and students.
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