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SVC Center Plans Talk on 'Limits of Perfection'

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Posted: Wednesday Sep 28, 2011
The Center for Political and Economic Thought at Saint Vincent College, in cooperation with the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics, and Government, will present a lecture by Dr. Christopher Tollefsen, Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Carolina at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 in the Fred M. Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College. Admission is free and open to the public.

This will be the second in the Center's 2011-2012 Government and Political Education Series, and is entitled “Pure Paternalism and Private Self-Regarding Acts: The Limits of Perfectionism.”

Dr. Tollefsen is professor of philosophy at the University of South Carolina, a 2011-2012 visiting fellow in the James Madison Program at Princeton University and a senior fellow of Witherspoon Institute.

He has published numerous articles, book chapters and reviews on bioethics and natural law ethics and is the author, co-author or editor of five recent books including Biomedical Research and Beyond: Expanding the Ethics of Inquiry, John Paul II’s Contribution to Catholic Bioethics and, with Robert P. George, Embryo: A Defense of Human Life. He earned a Ph.D. from Emory University.

For more information about this and other lectures in the series, contact Mary Beth McConahey, program manager of the Center for Political and Economic Thought at Saint Vincent College at marybeth.mcconahey@email.stvincent.edu.