The 2006 CBC Massey Lectures, "The Ethical Imagination"


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Science and technology confront us with some of the most challenging and unprecedented ethical questions in the world today.

These issues encompass what it means to be human, how we relate to others and our world, and how we find meaning in life.

In the 2006 Massey Lectures, The Ethical Imagination, Margaret Somerville discusses how we can find a shared ethics for an interdependent world.





somerville.jpgMargaret Somerville is the founding director of the Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law at McGill University, where she holds the Samuel Gale Chair in the Faculty of Law and is a professor in the Faculty of Medicine. As a consultant to numerous government and non-governmental bodies, she has worked with the World Health Organization, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and UNESCO. She has received a number of honorary doctorates in law and is the recipient of many awards, including the Order of Australia.

Margaret Somerville lives in Montreal.


The Ethical Imagination
is published by House of Anansi.


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