The Body, Vulnerability, and Bioethical Implications

The Abigail Adams Institute
June 23 - 29, 2024

The contemporary ethos views bodily constraints as arbitrary and manipulatable through technology. Are bodily limitations problems to be overcome, or meaningful in their own right? This course will explore classical themes concerning the body and matter, put them in conversation with modern and post-modern approaches, and conclude with two concrete applications.

The seminar is open to advanced undergraduates (including graduating seniors),  graduate students, and professionals. Sessions begin at 9:30am. The seminar will be capped at eighteen participants, with possible exceptions.

Location: Harvard College, Cambridge MA

Housing: TBD, Harvard Dorms or Porter Square Hotel

Meals: Breakfast & lunch will be provided during the seminar, along with two evening dinners.

Cost: A registration fee of $550 is requested for overhead purposes and represents a small fraction of the true cost of the program. Reading material will be made available free of charge to the accepted applicants at least a month before the seminar. Please submit the scholarship request form if you are unable to cover all of the seminar costs.