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Posted on March 2, 2017

Symposium: Ethics of Life Sciences Technologies

How do life sciences/technologies mediate moral understandings and responsibilities in food and health contexts?

20 April, 11:00-15:00 at the Leeuwenborch (building 201), Hollandseweg 1, Wageningen.


Life science technologies are essential parts of modern health care and food production processes. Such technologies inevitably change the way how we as humans relate to the (natural and social) world around us, and how we see ourselves and our moral responsibilities to care for health, and for animals and the environment.

These topics are explored in a symposium on 20 April, organised by the Philosophy chair group at Wageningen University, connected to the inaugural lecture of Bart Gremmen.


Contributors are:

Cor van der Weele, professor of humanistic philosophy, Wageningen University
Peter-Paul Verbeek, professor of Philosophy of Technology, University of Twente
Ibo van der Poel, Anthoni van Leeuwenhoek Professor in Ethics and Technology at Delft University
Ludo Hellebrekers, professor and director of Wageningen Bioveterinary Research.


INAUGURAL LECTURE by Bart Gremmen, personal professor Ethics of Life Sciences: Ethics of livestock farming? Who cares?
20 April, 16:00-17:00 (and reception afterwards) at the Aula of Wageningen University, Generaal Foulkesweg 1, 6703 BG Wageningen.


Registration Attendance to both events is free. Send an email to Inge Ruisch (<mailto:>) to register for the symposiumplease include name and affiliation.


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