VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Department of History and Philosophy will host Alice Crary of the New School for the 2nd annual Ethics, Law and Society Lecture April 19 at 2 p.m. in Old Main’s Farber Hall.
The title of the lecture is “The Horrific History of Comparisons between Cognitive Disability and Animality (and How to Move Past It).”
Crary’s talk combines a call for extreme caution in the use of animal comparisons with a defense of equal human dignity that acknowledges moral fellowship between human beings—whatever the level or nature of their cognitive endowments—and non-human animals.
The lecture is free and open to the public.