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Third World Congress on Bioethics and Animal Rights

22nd August 2012

Left to right: Dr Stephen Wise, Centre Fellow Dr Carlos Naconecy, and Professor David Favre at the Third World Congress on Bioethics and Animal Rights in Brazil.

On August 22 – 25, 2012, the Abolitionist Institute for Animals (IAA), in partnership with the Federal University of Pernambuco and Federal University of Bahia will hold the Third World Congress on Bioethics and Animal Rights.

The Congress, which will take place in Recife, Brazil, will feature scholars and activists from all over the world.

Centre Fellow Dr Carlos M. Naconecy will be presenting on ‘Three Challenges to the Animal Rights Philosophy: predation, care theory criticism, and Richard Posner’s view’.

Dr Naconecy, a leading animal ethics scholar in Brazil, completed a PhD in Philosophy at the Pontifica Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) in Porto Alegre, Brazil. His thesis topic was ‘The Life Ethic: Moral Biocentrism and the Concept of Bio-Respect’. His publications include: Ética & Animais: um guia de argumentação filosófica (Ethics and Animals: A Guide to the Philosophical Arguments) (Porto Alegre: Edipucrs, 2006), and ‘Ética e os Não-Humanos’ (Ethics and Non-Human Beings) in Ética: crise e perpectivas (Ethics: crisis and perspectives) (Porto Alegre: Edipucrs, 2004).

Further information about the Congress is here.