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Second Texts and Second Opinions: Jewish Bioethics with Dr. Laurie Zoloth

December 6, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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This class will explore how Jewish thought considers cases in clinical ethics, drawn from Dr. Zoloth’s latest book, Second Texts and Second Opinions: Essays Towards a Jewish Bioethics. We will learn about the source, methods, and texts that make Jewish clinical ethics distinctive, and consider how and whether arguments that are drawn from particular religions should play a role in public discourse.

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LAURIE ZOLOTH is chair of the ethics area at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. Her research in Jewish thought and bioethics has focused on the application of rabbinic arguments and the philosophy of Levinas, Arendt, and Susman to contemporary dilemmas in health care and emerging medical technology. She is the author or editor of nine books and has served on national ethics boards for the American Heart Association; NASA; the NIH; and the CDC. She is the former dean at the Divinity School and the former president of both the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities and the American Academy of Religion.


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