There is a wide range of great speakers, including Bob McCauley, Denise Dudzinski, and Paula Goodman-Crews. There is a keynote by Sharon Kaufman, "Ordinary Medicine – Ethical Rationality in an Aging Society." There is a second keynote by Tod Chambers, "Ritual in Medical Ethics."
There is a strange but charming tradition in the world of classical music of citing musical pedigrees. It’s not unlike the familiar parlor game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, but carried out with far greater seriousness. For instance, the renowned American pianist and conductor Leon Fleisher, still performing in his 90s, was a student of… Read more
by Tom Murray, Ph.D.
I will say it: Dan Callahan is the most important person in Bioethics. For his ideas; for his role in creating and nurturing The Hastings Center; and for his ability to spot, encourage, and motivate talent.
Dan is credited as author or editor of 47 books and many hundreds of articles, chapters and the like. His 1970 book, Abortion: Law, Choice & Morality, set a standard for his future writing and for the nascent field of Bioethics: Thorough research, careful attention to the relevant facts, fair-minded weighing of the moral arguments, and the courage to take a stand on a profoundly controversial matter.…