Judith Farquhar - Salt Lake City

Oct 20, 2022, 5:30 pm


Judith Farquhar

Book Title

A Way of Life


Salt Lake City



U of U Eccles Health Sciences Education Building
Eccles Health Sciences Educaiton Building
Salt Lake City , UT 84132-0001
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Join us for an evening ethics focusing on A Way of Life with Judith Farquhar This will be in-person (Room 2600, Eccles Health Sciences Education Building, University of Utah, SLC) and virtual.

Zoom: https://utah-health.zoom.us/j/96466648451
Meeting ID: 96466648451
Passcode: 880119

A short, thoughtful introduction to traditional Chinese medicine that looks beyond the conventional boundaries of Western biomedical science

Traditional Chinese medicine is often viewed as mystical or superstitious, with outcomes requiring naïve faith. Judith Farquhar, drawing on her hard-won knowledge of social, intellectual, and clinical spheres in today’s China, here offers a concise and nuanced treatment that addresses enduring and troublesome ontological, epistemological, and ethical questions. In this work, which is based on her 2017 Terry Lectures, “Reality, Reason, and Action In and Beyond Chinese Medicine,” she considers how the modern, rationalized, and scientific field of traditional Chinese medicine constructs its very real objects (bodies, symptoms, drugs), how experts think through and sort out pathology and health (yinyang, right qi / wrong qi, stasis, flow), and how contemporary doctors act responsibly to “seek out the root” of bodily disorder. Through this refined investigation, East-West contrasts collapse, and systematic Chinese medicine, no longer a mystery or a pseudo-science, can become a philosophical ally and a rich resource for a more capacious science.

- ASL interpretation provided if requested. Email palomo@utahhumanities.org to make the request.
- LIVESTREAM - Available via Zoom above.
- PARKING: Four handicap labeled parking spaces on the south end of the bldg, with a ramp down to the west side of the bldg at Level 1 with power assisted doors to enter on that end, also, the main entrance, farther north on the west side has power assisted doors. There are two ways to enter classroom 2600: from the front (tables in the front of the classroom will be moved to allow for adequate space for access and egress) and by the ADA ramp on the south side of the 2600 door (labeled "2600/2680 Lecture Halls").
- BATHROOMS: On Level 1 there are three single-stalled facilities (1-toilet/shower, the other two are only showers) off the main hall-east side (closer to the main elevators). On Level 2 (where the event will be) all restrooms have a handicap stall and changing table.
- No on-site sensory kit
- Masks Required
- Request any additional questions or accommodations here: https://forms.gle/uV8MABJVvh9bE42F8

This event is made possible with support from the Center for Health Ethics, Arts, and Humanities and Utah Humanities.

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