Baylor Honors College, Bears for Life Welcome Notre Dame Professor David Solomon

April 14, 2014
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WACO, Texas (April 14, 2014) - Baylor’s student-run pro-life organization Bears for Life will host David Solomon as he gives his lecture, “Can We Do Without Dignity? Disability, Bioethics, and the War Between Autonomy and Dignity,” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in the Alexander Reading Room.

Solomon, Ph.D., is the W.P. and H.B. White Director Emeritus Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He earned his bachelor of arts from Baylor University in 1964 and was also a visiting professor at Baylor from 1994 to 1995.

He researches contemporary moral philosophy, but has particular interest in medical ethics. He is coauthor of “Abortion and Public Policy,” the first study of the implications of Roe v. Wade. He frequently appears on “Today’s Life Choices,” Notre Dame’s nationally syndicated PBS television program, and is contributor to the “Encyclopedia of Ethics” and the “Encyclopedia of Bioethics.”

The Alexander Reading Room is located on the Baylor campus in Alexander Hall, 1413 S. Seventh St.

Bears for Life was established at Baylor in 1997 and in 2010 was named “Group of the Year” at the Students for Life of America National Conference.

For more information about the lecture, please contact Bears for Life memberEmily Gilcrease.

by Rachel Miller, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


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