Aging and Social Justice
In this lecture, Dr. Laura Howard discusses the ethics of aging, addressing important philosophical questions surrounding age and ‘ageism’: What are the beliefs and concepts about time and aging that fuel negative attitudes and behaviors toward aging adults? What, if any, obligations should society have for taking care of an aging population? Is living longer living better? What are the moral considerations for using technology to extend the human life span by many, many years?
Laura M. Howard, PhD is a Professor of Practice at James E. Rogers College of Law, Bioethics faculty at Phoenix College of Medicine, and a retired Associate Professor of philosophy at the University of Arizona. Howard’s area of specialty is in normative and applied ethics, and she teaches courses covering topics in medical ethics, regulation and ethics for healthcare professionals, aging, and social justice. Her current scholarship interests involve environmental health ethics.
This is a free public lecture. Complimentary parking will be available in lot 2012, adjacent to the Health Sciences Innovation Building.