History of the Philosophy of Pregnancy

October 6, 2023 - October 7, 2023
Department of Philosophy, University of Dayton

Dayton 45469
United States

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University of Pittsburgh
University of Dayton
University of Pennsylvania

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Our conference is motivated by the dearth of historical scholarship on the philosophy of pregnancy. Historical scholarship on reproduction tends to focus on the conception and development of the embryo  -- 'generation' and 'embryology' -- treating the developing organism as an independent entity. As a consequence, pregnancy is written out of the causal story. The goal of this conference is to recover a history of the philosophy of pregnancy and bring the work and challenges of the pregnant individual into focus.

Keynote Speaker: Sara Brill, Fairfield University

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