Savulescu - We have a moral obligation to increase the intelligence of our children
Xavier Symons | 28 March 2014 |
Oxford bioethicist Julian Savulescu calls for genetic screening of the unborn for IQ genes.
Savulescu warns that “love-diminishing” drugs could be used for gay “conversion therapy”
Xavier Symons | 12 October 2013 |
Drugs could be used to reverse homosexual inclinations.
“We have a moral imperative to research moral enhancement”: Savulescu
Xavier Symons | 17 August 2013 |
At a TEDx conference in Barcelona last month, Oxford bioethicist Julian Savulescu shared his views on using medicine and technology for “moral enhancement”.
Savulescu proposes alternative to euthanasia
Xavier Symons | 27 July 2013 |
Julian Savulescu proposes a new way out: "voluntary palliated starvation"
Will Armstrong’s confession change cycling?
Michael Cook | 19 January 2013 |
The canary is dead. Now, what about the coal mine? After Lance Armstrong’s confession to Oprah Winfrey in a 90-minute television that he won all of his seven Tour de France titles with the help of performance-enhancing drugs, will cycling become drug-free?
Savulescu and Harris debate enhancing morality
Michael Cook | 07 December 2012 |
Two utilitarians slug it out over enhancing morality.
Are drugs or democracy our bulwark against the apocalypse?
Michael Cook | 21 October 2012 |
A new book by Ingmar Persson and Julian Savulescu, Unfit for the Future, fills in the case for biomedical moral enhancement which they have been making in journal articles recently
I’m not the Nazi; you’re the Nazi
Michael Cook | 10 October 2012 |
Julian Savulescu, the utilitarian bioethicist at Oxford University, has the perfect riposte when his opponents tell him that his proposals for genetic selection remind them of Nazi eugenics.
A Nobel Prize for ethics?
Michael Cook | 09 October 2012 |
This year's laureates are both stem cell scientists.
Is it immoral not to design your baby?
Michael Cook | 17 August 2012 |
The editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics, Julian Savulescu, has a radical utilitarian message, but he is preaching it in the most conventional of outlets, the UK edition of Reader’s Digest.
Savulescu defends Olympic doping
Michael Cook | 11 August 2012 |
Oxford bioethicist Julian Savulescu has certainly won a lot of media exposure during the Olympic Games. He is a strong supporter of scrapping the zero-tolerance to doping in competitive sports. This week he was featured in "Room for Debate" in the New York Times.
The latest goss on infanticide
Michael Cook | 23 June 2012 |
A Washington Post blog has announced that the editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics, Julian Savulescu, is preparing a special issue on infanticide.
Synthetic biology could lead to disaster, says Oxford bioethicist
Michael Cook | 07 June 2012 |
Synthetic biology offers the prospect of annihilating life as we know it, says Julian Savulescu
The infanticide controversy: the editor
Michael Cook | 10 March 2012 |
Julian Savulescu, the Australian philosopher who is now the director of Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at Oxford, is ever controversial. He was a leading figure in the recent controversy over the article arguing that infanticide is morally permissible in the journal he edits, the Journal of Medical Ethics. Nonetheless, he was selected by the Australian Government’s new on-line magazine to showcase Aussie talent.
Can you morally enhance a hoodie?
Michael Cook | 14 August 2011 |
A Google search for “London+riots+bioethics” yielded nothing of any value. But future discussions about how to respond to mass hooliganism may well require bioethicists. At least that is what a debate between two leading utilitarian bioethicists in the journal Bioethics suggests.
Social equality is a vice, says Savulescu
Michael Cook | 21 August 2010 |
The spawn of envy
Julian Savulescu on power naps and other bioethical issues
Michael Cook | 17 June 2010 |
Euthanasia, Peter Singer &c.
Solve the organ shortage with euthanasia, says leading bioethicist
Michael Cook | 08 May 2010 |
Oxford don Julian Savulescu thinks that doctors should kill consenting brain-dead patients for their organs.
Amputate healthy legs if patients don’t want them, says psychiatrist
14 November 2008 |
Inspired by analysis of Julian Savulescu
Time to ditch the dead donor rule, says Savulescu
30 October 2008 |
As long as patients consent beforehand