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Centre for Research on Social Inclusion

Testing Times: A symposium on the ethics and epistemology of animal experimentation

 Macquarie University

20th and 21st September, 2011

Animal experimentation is a highly contentious practice. It generates ethical concerns due to harms to animals and epistemological worries because translations between animal experiments and human clinical medicine are problematic. In spite of these issues, the practice continues to expand.

This symposium will bring together scientists, philosophers, sociologists, veterinarians and others to discuss animal experimentation and develop new approaches to the ethical and epistemological challenges it generates.

Symposium registration is free, but places are limited

For further information contact Jane Johnson

Supported by -

Animals and Society Working Group, the Centre for Research on Social Inclusion, Macquarie University

Macquarie Research Centre for Agency Values and Ethics, the Department of Philosophy, Macquarie University

This is a Minding Animals pre-conference event

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