Description: As the defining commitment of modern political philosophy, equality has been spared genealogical scrutiny. Recently, theorists of relational equality like Elizabeth Anderson have returned to the Levellers and other so-called ‘early modern egalitarians’ for contemporary inspiration. Left unexplored is why, in 17th-century England, a centuries-old common piety—that human beings are ‘equal’ by nature—should suddenly became an...
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Harvard Book Store and the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics are pleased to welcome ARTHUR APPLBAUM--Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values at Harvard Kennedy School--to discuss his new book, Legitimacy: The Right to Rule in a Wanton World.
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston MA, 02115
Title: Human Choice in a Hyper-technological Age: How We Can Keep Our Wits about Us in the World of Medicine and Beyond.
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The George W. Gay Lecture is the oldest endowed lectureship at Harvard Medical School, and quite possibly the oldest medical ethics lectureship in the United States. The lectureship was established in 1917 by a $1,000 gift from Dr. George Washington Gay, an 1868 graduate of HMS. Gay gave Harvard the fund to provide an annual income to support lectures “to the...