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Philosophy & Religion | McDowell Conference

2nd Annual McDowell Conference
Fall 1990 Program


Friday, November 16, 1990
Ward Circle Building, Room 1
1:00 pm to 6:00 pm


1:00 pm - 3:30 pm Session I: Criminalization vs. Legalization

“The Community's Right to Wage a War on Drugs”
William Galston, School of Public Affairs and Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, University of Maryland

“Conservatives, Liberals, and the Right to Choose About Drugs"
Phillip Scribner, Department of Philosophy and Religion, American University

“A Buddhist Justification for Proscribing Recreational Drugs"
David Rodier, Department of Philosophy and Religion, American University

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Coffee and Donuts

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Session II: Drugs, Blacks and Women

“Black Folk, Drugs and Law”
Lucius Outlaw, Department of Philosophy, Haverford College

“Punishment, Treatment, Empowerment: Three Approaches to Policy for Pregnant Addicts”
Iris Marion Young, School of Public Affairs, University of Pittsburgh

Moderator: Jeffrey Reiman, William Fraser McDowell Professor of Philosophy, American University