Margaret Somerville


2020-11-04T12:17:44+11:0021 October 2020|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Margaret Somerville is Professor of Bioethics at the University of Notre Dame Australia in Sydney and was the founding director of the Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law at McGill university in Toronto, Canada. Somerville has authored several books - The Ethical Canary: Science, Society and the Human Spirit; Death Talk: The Case Against Euthanasia and [...]

The Power of the Pope

2018-10-04T15:16:07+10:0011 September 2018|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

In 1799, the papacy was at rock bottom: The Papal States had been swept away and Rome seized by the revolutionary French armies. The cardinals were scattered across Europe, and Catholics feared they would be unable to elect the next pope. Even if Catholicism survived, it seemed the papacy was finished. And yet, just over [...]

Absolute Power – God, Belief and The Pope

2018-09-07T09:45:23+10:0023 August 2018|Categories: Function|Tags: , , |

Speaker(s): Paul Collins (Historian and author of Absolute Power – How The Pope became the Most Influential Man in The World) & Professor Margaret Somerville (Notre Dame University, Sydney) Date: 29th Aug 2018 Topic: Absolute Power – God, Belief and The Pope Venue: The Sydney Institute, Level 40, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney Time: [...]

Birds on an Ethics Wire – Battles About Values in the Culture Wars

2017-04-20T16:10:54+10:0029 April 2016|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Dr Margaret Somerville is from the McGill Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law in Quebec, Canada. Her most recent book, Bird on an Ethics Wire, has been described as - "An exploration of the urgent need to rebalance individuals' unfettered freedom to choose, especially regarding birth and death." Like our physical ecosystem, our metaphysical ecosystem [...]

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