Julie Henry
Ecole Normale Supérieure, Lyon

Julie Henry is Post-Doctoral Fellow in ethics and philosophy at the ENS de Lyon (CERPHI). She is also Director of the program “Rethinking Ethics in Light of Spinozist Anthropology” at the Collège International de Philosophie. She is notably the author of Spinoza: une anthropologie éthique. Variations affectives et temporalité de l’existence (2014).



A Spinozist Approach to Medical Ethics
The working hypothesis is that health ethics can be approached differently than as a strictly contemporary question. To the extent that illness and health care are integral parts of human existence, Henry believes that it is by reflecting philosophically on what we are as human beings (our beliefs, representations, emotions, personal history, etc.) that we can obtain another perspective on the questions that we are confronted with today. Henry will thus attempt to elaborate ways of mediating between the history of philosophy and contemporary issues in health care, taking her point of departure in Spinoza’s philosophy conceived as an “ethical anthropology.”

Time: 12:30 am
Location: Cultural Services of the French Embassy / Ballroom