Ethics, embodiment, re/production and the lifecourse is a one day symposium, hosted by the University of Edinburgh, and held as part of the Wellcome Trust strategic award – The Human Body, its scope, limits and future
The symposium will provide a forum for discussion, debate and deliberation on ethics, embodiment and production/reproduction of bodies across the lifecourse.
Themed sessions will explore these issues from different perspectives via presentations addressing the following areas: enhancement; reproductive technologies; disability; fertility; prosthetics; ‘every day’ technologies.
A key aim of the day is to interrogate the extent to which ethical engagement with such issues can enhance theoretical work on embodiment; and the extent to which theories of embodiment can contribute to bioethics.
Date and time: Thursday 5th June 2014, 10am-4pm
Location: University of Edinburgh
Organised by: Professor Sarah Cunningham-Burley, Dr Amy Chandler