James Stacey Taylor of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at The College of New Jersey has asked me to post this CFP on what turns out to be a rather timely topic.
CALL FOR PAPERS
“The Ethics of Bodily Commodification”
Saturday, April 2nd, 2016
Mark J. Cherry, St Edwards University
Samuel J. Kerstein, University of Maryland
To be held at The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
The College of New Jersey’s attractive Georgian campus is located just a few miles from Princeton, and is easily accessible by public transport (just over an hour’s travel time) from both central Philadelphia and central New York.
Abstracts are invited for a conference on The Ethics of Bodily Commodification. Presented papers could address relevant issues in practical ethics, such as ethical issues associated with the buying and selling of human body parts (kidneys, blood, plasma) or with commodification of reproductive and sexual services (e.g., the sale of ova, surrogate pregnancy, and prostitution). They could also address relevant issues in theoretical ethics, such as the nature of autonomy or of consent, the question of whether offers could ever be coercive, and issues associated with paternalism.
Abstracts should be 250 words long, and submitted by March 1st, 2016, by email to James Stacey Taylor at email@example.com. Accepted papers should be approximately 20 – 25 minutes presentation time.
Persons who would like to serve as commentators are also invited to apply.
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