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The Winona State University CLASP Lecture Series will host “Ethical Veganism and the Commodification of Animals” with Patrick Clipsham at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in Stark Auditorium 103.

In this talk, Clipsham will discuss welfarism and the animal rights approach, which are the two main philosophical approaches used to draw the conclusion that veganism (the practice of abstaining from the consumption of all animal products) is ethically required. Clipsham also will address a third approach, the Anti-Commodification approach, which can be used to respond to objections against welfarism and the animal rights approach.

Clipsham is an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy at Winona State University. He teaches Biomedical Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Moral Theory, Business Ethics and Critical Thinking. Clipsham has published on topics related to animal ethics, metaethics, and biomedical ethics on the ethical problems associated with conscientious objection in healthcare.

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