Următoarea conferință din cadrul seminarului de cercetare al Departamentului de Filosofie Teoretică în parteneriat cu CELFIS va fi susținută de Andrew Morgan (University of Alabama at Birmingham) & Ralph di Franco (Auburn University).
Titlul prezentării lor este: ‘Disability rights, selective abortion and expressive acts’. Iată şi rezumatul:
‘In this talk we will examine recent attempts to revive the disability rights critique that prenatal testing and selective abortion send harmful messages to the disability community. Our thesis will be that a few careful moves could help this “expressivist argument” to avoid some common criticisms. First, prenatal testing and selective abortion should not be uncritically grouped together. The reasons parents engage in prenatal testing are numerous, making any “message” this practice sends highly indeterminate. In contrast, the reason parents engage in selective abortion is (by definition) very specific: it is because, and only because, the fetus has a disability. Secondly, while it is difficult to justify the claim that individual acts of selective abortion send messages to the disability community (given that these procedures are not usually a matter of public knowledge), it does seem plausible that these acts can often involve manifesting a derogatory attitude towards individuals with disabilities. We conclude with some suggestions for how private expressive acts can inherit the moral defectiveness of the attitudes manifested.’
Conferința se va desfășura ȋn limba engleză luni, 19 aprilie, orele 18-20. Un link de conectare via Meet va fi distribuit cu câteva minute înainte tuturor celor ce își indică dorința de participare scriind la adresa firstname.lastname@example.org