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The University of Southampton
Southampton Ethics Centre

Ethics and Breastfeeding in Theory and Practice Event

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10:00 - 15:00
18 January 2017
65 / 1175 (L/T C), Avenue Campus, SO17 1BF

For more information regarding this event, please email Mary Andrew at .

Event details

This workshops aim is to bring together academics, policy makers, practitioners and parents to discuss ethical issues surrounding breastfeeding, breastfeeding promotion and breastfeeding support. There is a particular focus on how researchers in ethics might be able to help practitioners and policy makers and on how practitioners and policy makers can inform research. This workshop is sponsored by the Southampton Ethics Centre.

Speaker information

Dr Fiona Woollard,Fiona Woollard joined Philosophy in September 2010. She completed her PhD at the University of Reading in 2008 and then held a temporary lectureship at the University of Sheffield for two years. She has research interests in normative ethics, applied ethics and the philosophy of sex and pregnancy. She has published on topics including the distinction between doing and allowing harm, climate change and the non-identity problem, the moral significance of numbers, pornography and the norm of monogamy. Fiona's monograph on the Doctrine of Doing and Allowing is available from Oxford University Press. The Doctrine of Doing and Allowing states that doing harm is harder to justify than merely allowing harm. Fiona defends the Doctrine of Doing and Allowing, arguing that this doctrine is necessary if aything is to genuinely belong to person - even that person's body. The monograph also explores the relationship between the Doctrine of Doing and Allowing and general ethical theories and its implications for our duties to aid distant strangers in severe need. Fiona is now working on two new research projects. The first project explores the Doctrine of Double Effect and the moral significance of intentions. The second explores the moral and epistemological implications of considering the experience of pregnancy. She has recently been awarded a University of Southampton 'Adventures in Research Grant' with Dr Elselijn Kingma for their research project, Taking Pregnancy Seriously: in metaphysics, ethics and epistemology.

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