The Center for Ethics has partnered with the Department of Philosophy and the Asian Studies Center to welcome Masahiro Morioka, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics at Osaka Prefecture University in Japan, for a special lecture in the Bioethics Brownbag & Webinar Series.
Professor Morioka is considered to be one of the most influential thinkers in Japanese philosophy and sociology. He is the director of the Research Institute for Contemporary Philosophy of Life at Osaka Prefecture University, and is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Philosophy of Life. He specializes in philisophy of life, life studies, bioethics, gender studies, and criticism of contemporary civilization.
Japan is a country where unique discussions on brain death take place not only among specialists but also lay persons. Using narratives, Professor Morioka will present his theories on some philosophical aspects of brain death, that is to say, the concept of ‘persona’ and the principle of ‘wholeness.’
Join us for Professor Morioka’s lecture on Friday, September 28, 2012 from noon till 1 pm in person or online:
In person: The lecture will take place in the International Center on MSU’s East Lansing campus, in Room 303. Feel free to bring your lunch! Beverages and light snacks will be provided.
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