File spoon-archives/bourdieu.archive/bourdieu_1999/bourdieu.9905, message 42


Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 18:56:15 -0400
Subject: Re: Lecture Announcement and Invitation


The topic is very interesting.  Does any one know if it is possible to
obtain a copy of the paper, given that for many people travelling to
Germany is rather expensive (at least from Canada where I am).

Ulrich Arnswald wrote:

> ANNOUNCEMENT AND INVITATION
>
> Lecture: "Is It Ethically Justifiable to Clone Humans?" by
>           Prof. Dr. Dieter Birnbacher, University of Duesseldorf
>
> Venue:   German-American Institute (Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut),
>           Sofienstrasse 12, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
>
> Date:    May 26, 1999
>
> Time:    8 p.m.
>
> Is it Ethically Justifiable to Clone Humans?
>
> The excitement over "Dolly" in 1997 almost made us forget already in
> 1993 a (rudimentary) human clone had been created. It remains
> remarkable that the waves of dicussed were quickly calmed. Will this
> also recur with the first attempt to clone a human from a bodycell a
> la Dolly? The lecture argues for a negative answer: The cloning of a
> human from a bodycell is not only connected, for the foreseable
> future, with difficult technical risks, but it is also questionable,
> whether we can burden the cloned human with his own fate.
>
> The lecture is organised by The European Institute for International
> Affairs and is sponsored by the Heinrich Boell-Stiftung Baden-
> Wuerttemberg.
>
> Dieter Birnbacher, born in 1946, is Professor of Philosophy at
> the Heinrich-Heine-University of Duesseldorf (Germany). He was
> educated in Philosophy, English Language and Literature, and
> Language Studies at the universities of Duesseldorf, Cambridge, and
> Hamburg. He received his B.A. from the University of Cambridge in
> 1969, his PhD from the University of Hamburg in 1973, and did his
> "Habilitation" at the University of Essen in 1988. He is 1st Vice
> President of the Schopenhauer Society, Frankfurt/Main, and is Member
> of the Board of the Academy of Ethics and Medicine in Goettingen,
> Germany. His most important publications are: "Verantwortung fuer
> zukuenftige Generationen" (Responsibility for Future Generations),
> published in Germany in 1988 and in France in 1994, and "Tun und
> Unterlassen" (Acting and Refraining), published in Germany in 1995.
>
> Inquiries
>
> Expressions of interest, questions and request for further
> information may be directed to Ulrich Arnswald
> (Ulrich.Arnswald-AT-urz.uni-heidelberg.de).
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