Dr. Grant Gillett Lecture

Dr. Grant Gillett
Chair, Bioethics Centre
University of Otago Medical School
New Zealand

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on November 28, 2009 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.


Neuroethics and Human Identity


Dr. Gillett studied medicine and psychology at Auckland and then specialised in neurosurgery. He completed a doctorate in philosophy and held a fellowship at Oxford before coming to Otago. He is a Neurosurgeon and Professor of Medical Ethics. Dr. Gillett’s interests are broad, including the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of medicine and medical ethics. He has a particular interest in the philosophies of Kant and Wittgenstein. He is the author of Bioethics in the Clinic: Hippocratic Reflections, Representation, Meaning and Thought (with W K M Fulford and J Martin-Soskice), The Discursive Mind (with R. Harré), Medical Ethics (with AV Campbell, M.Charlesworth, DG Jones) and The Mind and its Discontents. He is the editor of Medicine and Moral Reasoning.