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Ralph Difranco of Auburn University and Andrew Morgan of University of Alabama at Birmingham Offered Online Lecture

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December 7, 2021, 10:00 am, Ralph Difranco, a lecturer, department of philosophy, school of arts and sciences, Auburn University, United States, and Andrew Morgan, a lecturer, department of philosophy, school of arts and sciences, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States, made a lecture titled "Genetic Selection and Expressive Acts" for the College of Philosophy and Society, Jilin University on the online platform of Tencent Conference Students from the School of Philosophy and Society of Jilin University actively participated in this academic lecture.

First of all, Andrew Morgan tells the study of select genes involved in the performance of the behavior, and selective abortion, for example, to explain, and further widen the performance beyond the concept of genetic selection, the model of in vitro fertilization (IVF) discussion, proposed broadening the genetic selection in the dimension of individual-level and make it extend to the group level. Then, Ralph Difranco introduces Gomez's approach to when promoting prenatal testing for selective abortion is wrong, using theoretical tools from the philosophy of language as a means to perfect anti-prenatal testing. For the previous formulation of the expressivist argument, the promotion of prenatal testing is sometimes a manifestation of error, rendered objectionable by super implicit expression, due to the lack of "linguistic support.” They have no way of understanding demeaning transmission messages and call for harmful effects. In addition, Ralph introduced the diversity of expression, elaborated the behavioral meaning, linguistic meaning, and reasons of expression, and revealed that no term regards expression in the action meaning as success, and a person can express his attitude that he does not have.

Finally, Nicholas, the host, made a summary of the meeting. So far, this lecture is successfully concluded.