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"Life on Other Planets:                                                        The Philosophical Implications of Astrobiology"

 Speaker: Kelly Smith, Ph.D. 

 Location: Lackey Chapel

 Time: 3:30 p.m. 

 Astrobiology - the study of life in the universe - is a rapidly growing, interdisciplinary academic field that raises                        challenging  questions: What exactly are we looking for when we try to find life in outer space? Can 'life' be                            clearly defined? What are the  implications for ethics, religion, and our understanding of humanity if we were to                      find life on other planets? These and  additional questions will be discussed by Kelly Smith, professor of philosophy                  and biological sciences at Clemson University and NASA consultant for astrobiology.

"The Moral Problem with Monogamy Promises"

 Speaker: Hallie Liberto, Ph.D.

 Location: Edwards Recital Hall

 Time: 3:30 p.m. 

 Hallie Liberto works in moral, political, and social philosophy. She has written extensively about issues of rights                        and exploitation in the context of market transactions. Liberto holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin                          and is currently an assistant professor at the University of Connecticut.