Apr 20

Senior Colloquia: Chris Logel, "The Moral Impermissibility of Voluntary Illnesses"

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
12:00 – 1:00 pm / Leighton 304

Philosophy Senior Chris Logel will present his comprehensive project, ""The Moral Impermissibility of Voluntary Illnesses". Below is an abstract. All are welcome!

Abtsract: We spend a great deal of time talking about the moral responsibilities of doctors:  but what about patients?  Voluntary illnesses are illnesses that are preventable by responsible behavior.  In this paper, I argue that it is morally impermissible for people to allow themselves to become seriously ill with voluntary illnesses if they could have knowingly and reasonably prevented their illness.

Sponsored by Philosophy. Contact: Jason Decker, x4221