Old Staff Common Room, QUB
22nd March: 1.00pm – 2.00pm
With Professor Richard Ashcroft.
At a time of social and political uncertainty many people are choosing to focus their dreams and aspirations on their mental and bodily health. We may not be able to have better societies, but perhaps we can have better minds and bodies. Taking up the hopes held out by biomedicine and biotechnology, bioethicists have given further voice to these aspirations. In ideas of human enhancement and ‘the post human’ we find them projected into our collective future. Here, it seems, society will achieve Utopia, one body at a time. In this talk Professor Ashcroft will explore the place of science, medicine, and technology in the way we imagine our collective and individual futures and what this might tell us about ourselves in the present moment.
Professor Richard Ashcroft is a member of the School of Law, Queen Mary University of London.
This event is organised be the NI Ethics Forum which organises talks like this throughout the year.
Please note that the time for this event is incorrectly listed as 5.00pm – 6.00pm in our printed programme.