Thursday, January 17, 2008

Peter Kreeft to debate abortion ethics in Boulder

For local readers:

Two of the nations’ most well-known philosophers in the abortion controversy will go head-to-head in a debate, “Is abortion morally justifiable?” The debate is scheduled for 7pm on Friday, January 18 on the University of Colorado Boulder campus.

Dr. Peter Kreeft, a pro-life professor of philosophy at Boston College, will debate CU-Boulder professor and pro-choice voice Dr. David Boonin.

The debate will take place in Room 1B50, the auditorium in the basement of the Humanities building, which is just to the west of Norlin Library on the north side of the quadrangle.

It looks like the event will be very crowded. 86 people have RSVPd to the event's facebook page alone, and I think the room only has a capacity of 150.

A meet-and-greet with Kreeft will take place afterwards at the Catholic parish center. It is a fundraiser, so students will be charged $10 and adults/families should pay $20.

For a preview of Kreeft's argument, his essay Human Personhood Begins at Conception will likely suffice. I haven't read that essay in years, though I hope to revisit it soon.

More information on the lecture here.

UPDATE: See My report on the debate

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