Baylor's Honors College Hosts Medical Ethics Lecturer and Baylor Grad

Sept. 24, 2009

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WACO, Texas -Dr. David Solomon, a 1964 Baylor University graduate and director of the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, will present his lecture "Medical Ethics and the Fate of Liberal Democracy" at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, in the Alexander Drawing Room on the Baylor campus. Baylor's Honors College hosts the lecture series, which features a variety of scholars, authors and public figures throughout the year.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature Solomon discussing controversial issues, including abortion, cloning and the legislative impact of virtue and medical ethics.

"Solomon will be focusing on the question of the way in which democracy is impacted and perhaps transformed by the increasing legislative reliance on expert testimony from a select few members of the academy," said Dr. Thomas S. Hibbs, Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Culture and dean of the Honors College at Baylor.

Solomon received his doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin. In 1994, he came back to Baylor and worked for a year as a visiting professor at Baylor University. In 1998, Solomon founded and currently serves as the director for the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture.

The topic of Solomon's lecture was developed through his research interests focused on issues in contemporary moral philosophy highlighting medical ethics. The results of his interests inspired Solomon to write several publications, including Abortion and Public Policy, The Synoptic Vision and serve as a contributor to both the Encyclopedia of Ethics and the Encyclopedia of Bioethics.

Solomon has traveled the world and has lectured at more than 100 colleges and universities in this country and Europe. Recently, he gave the Founder's Day Lecture at Seton Hall University in New York.

For more information about this lecture, visit the Honors College Lecture Series website.

by Lillyan Baker, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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