Philosophy Symposium

Vulnerable Bodies

Thursday, April 16, 2009 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
George Mason University, Fairfax campus Research 1, Room 163

This symposium examines the vulnerabilities of aging, disabled, intersexed, harmed, and raped bodies. In turning to these specific vulnerabilities, the symposium participants alert us to the dignity of the body and creat paradigms of embodiment where the dignity of the vulnerable body informs the ways in which we formulate medical practice and social justice policies. A reception will follow the talks. There is no charge for attendees. To RSVP, contact the George Mason Philosophy Department at 703-993-1290, or email

Sponsored by The Department of Religious Studies, the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, the Women and Gender Studies Program, and the Cultural Studies Program.

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