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The ethics of mandatory vaccination

January 25 @ 6.45 pm - 8.00 pm

Should vaccinations be mandatory?

This was a hot question a year ago and remains so. Government decisions come and go, but what ethical considerations should guide the decisions of Government, businesses, and other organisations? In this meet-up, Brad Hooker will briefly clarify the ethical issues involved and then we will break-out into small groups for the exchange of ideas and arguments.

About the speaker: Professor Bradford Hooker

Brad Hooker has an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Princeton and a doctorate in Philosophy from Oxford. He worked at Virginia Commonwealth University before moving to University of Reading in 1993. His book Ideal Code, Real World: a Rule-consequentialist Theory of Morality was published by Oxford University Press in 2000.

Brad has published 80 articles and edited or co-edited 7 collections of new essays. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Utilitas from 2011-2016, and has been an associate editor of various other journals. He was on the Executive Committee of the Mind Association 1998-2005 and the Executive Committee of the British Philosophical Association 2003-2009. His recent research has been on fairness and on financial regulation.


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