Xavier Symons

Xavier Symons is a Masters student in philosophy at Sydney University and has a keen interest in bioethics. Aside from his studies he enjoys playing guitar and reading American literature. He has contributed to a number of online publications, in addition to his work with BioEdge.



Xavier Symons | 2 Nov 2013 |
tags: organ donation, organ markets
A little-known debate in bioethics circles centres on whether we should be able to inherit organs.

Xavier Symons | 2 Nov 2013 |
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia
Several academics are arguing for euthanasia for those 'weary of life'.

Xavier Symons | 26 Oct 2013 |
tags:
Recalibrating privacy in a wired world

Xavier Symons | 26 Oct 2013 |
tags: ethics of war
Doctors in Syria face ethical dilemmas.

Xavier Symons | 26 Oct 2013 |
tags: animal emotions, animals, personhood
Do animals feel emotions?

Xavier Symons | 26 Oct 2013 |
tags:
Statistics gathered from around the world

Xavier Symons | 19 Oct 2013 |
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, Nembutal, Philip Nitschke
The hidden drug-trafficking website Silk Road was also selling suicide drugs.

Xavier Symons | 19 Oct 2013 |
tags: vegetative state
Can an advanced directive be used to authorise a wedding?

Xavier Symons | 19 Oct 2013 |
tags: Islam, Muslim doctors, patient privacy
Muslim doctors may examine patients of the opposite sex.

Xavier Symons | 19 Oct 2013 |
tags: bias
Should doctors sit for a 'bias-detection' test?

Xavier Symons | 13 Oct 2013 |
tags: California, multiple parenting
Last week Californian governor Jerry Brown signed off on a law to recognize three legal parents for a child.

Xavier Symons | 13 Oct 2013 |
tags: eugenics, IVF, Robert Edwards
Edwards was a card-carrying member of the Eugenics Society and advocated the genetic selection of the strongest embryos available for IVF procedures.

Xavier Symons | 13 Oct 2013 |
tags: enhancement, gay conversion therapy, julian savulescu, love drug, transhumanism
Drugs could be used to reverse homosexual inclinations.

Xavier Symons | 12 Oct 2013 |
tags: disability, euthanasia, Netherlands
A 70-year-old blind woman has become the first person in the Netherlands to be granted assisted suicide on the grounds of disability.

Xavier Symons | 12 Oct 2013 |
tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, gendercide, sex selection
An international team of researchers has identified massive sex-selection problems in the Caucasus.



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