Gary L. Francione Talk

Claremont Lincoln University & the 2012 Claremont International Jain Conference Present

GARY L. FRANCIONE

Distinguished Professor of Law and Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Scholar of Law and Philosophy at Rutgers University School of Law

“Jainism and Vivisection:  The Problems of Moral Relativism, the Defense of Self/Others, and Consequential Analysis”

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24th, 8:15 – 9:15 pm
Claremont School of Theology, Butler 201
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Jainism is an ancient tradition rooted in India, centered on nonviolence — called Ahimsa — in thought, speech, and action toward all life forms.  In this talk, Professor Francione will look at the Jain doctrine of Ahimsa, which prohibits the intentional infliction of suffering and death on mobile, multisensed beings, and the justification for the use of animals in experiments by Jain laypersons.

In addition to his legal career and teaching, Professor Francione is a serious student of Jain philosophy and has written about Jainism and animal ethics.  He has been a vegan for 30 years based on his acceptance of the Jain principle of Ahimsa.

Professor Francione’s talk is part of a two-day Jain conference on Bioethics dealing with issues of procreation, birth, life, and death from various religious traditions and philosophical perspectives.

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