2024 Annual Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics (1/3)

Series title: Love and Abortion

What does love teach us about abortion?  How does love challenge our ideas about abortion?  How can love explain the importance of abortion?

All are welcome to attend these free, public lectures - we hope you will be able to join us!  Full details can be found below.

Lecture 1: Love as the Reason We Need Abortion

All are welcome to attend these free, public lectures - we hope you will be able to join us!

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Lecture Theatre, H B Allen Centre, Keble College, 25 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN



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Please note that seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Since there is no charge for the event, not all registered participants attend. To compensate for this, we operate a policy of overbooking so please arrive early in order to guarantee your seat.

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Professor Elizabeth Harman

Photograph of Elizabeth Harman speaking

Elizabeth Harman is Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Philosophy and Human Values at Princeton University.  She writes about the ethics of procreation, the ethics of abortion, moral status, what we owe to animals, moral ignorance, moral uncertainty, practical reasoning and the significance of regret, and actions above and beyond what morality requires.  Harman is writing two books, Love and Abortion (from her Uehiro Lectures) and When To Be a Hero, about actions above and beyond what morality requires.

Harman is co-editor of two philosophy textbooks:  Norton Introduction to Philosophy, Second Edition (2018) and Norton Introduction to Ethics (in progress).  She also edits a book series for Princeton University Press, Insights:  Philosophy in Focus; the first book in the series will be out soon.

Harman is committed to helping academia become more inclusive and supportive.  She is Director of Early-Career Research at Princeton’s Center for Human Values, providing career development and placement support to the Center’s graduate student fellows and postdocs.  Harman co-created and co-runs the Athena in Action Networking and Mentoring Workshops for Graduate Student Women in Philosophy; more than two hundred philosophy graduate students have participated in these workshops since they began in 2014.

All Dates

Thursday 25 April 2024, 16:15- 18:00 | Love as the Reason We Need Abortion (followed by drinks reception)

Thursday 2 May 2024, 16:15- 18:00 | Loving Someone Whose Death Wouldn’t Matter

Thursday 9 May 2024, 16:15- 18:00 | When Does Love Make a Baby?


Watch Lecture 1 on YouTube: https://youtu.be/qMicnyyH8xI?si=Vv-wY99oaS6rIdEI