Lecture: Thomas White '69 in Defense of Dolphins

Thursday, November 15, 2018
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
Carol and Park B. Smith Hall Rehm Lib
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Danielle Kane
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McFarland Ctr. for Religion, Ethics and Culture

Thomas White, Holy Cross Class of 1969, will give a talk on "Dolphins, Flourishing, and the Challenge of Interspecies Ethics." White is author of "In Defense of Dolphins: The New Moral Frontier” (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007), scientific advisor to the Wild Dolphin Project, and a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. In this talk, he explores the conditions dolphins need in order to "flourish," the indefensibility of cetacean captivity, anthropocentrism, and weaknesses in the ways that scientists and philosophers typically approach ethical issues related to non-humans.

Open to the Public

Categories: McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture

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