Lisa Guenther: Is Solitary Confinement a Living Death Penalty?
3/18/2013, 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
- Ann Marie Owens
- Furman Hall 114
- Open to the Public
Free and Open to the Public
Location: Furman Hall (Google map of this location)
Video of this event will be available at news.vanderbilt.edu, after the event.
“Is Solitary Confinement a Living Death Penalty?” with Lisa Guenther, associate professor of philosophy; She leads a reading and discussion group at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution with students and inmates. She will talk about whether solitary confinement is ever a justified punishment – given research showing its debilitating psychological effects on individuals.
Professor Guenther's lecture is the second of three 2013 Berry Lectures in Public Philosophy at Vanderbilt University, which explore thought-provoking questions about the morality of war, treatment of others and obligations toward the dead. The theme for this year’s series is “Life, Death and Justice.”
Last lecture in the series, March 25:
“Can the Dead Be Harmed?” with W. James Booth, professor of political science and philosophy. Professor Booth will consider whether society has obligations to those who are no longer living – whether they are fallen soldiers or others who have made their wishes known prior to death.
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