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The latest goss on infanticide

Michael Cook BioEdge A Washington Post blog has announced that the editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics, Julian Savulescu, is preparing a special issue on infanticide. This follows the world-wide controversy over the JME’s February 23 article, “After-birth abortion: … Continue reading

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Award for Singer ‘madness’

Christian Kerr The Australian HE award of the nation’s highest honour to philosopher, bioethicist and activist Peter Singer has prompted outrage, with Nationals Senate leader Barnaby Joyce calling it “madness” and a Christian group slamming his ideas as “really, really … Continue reading

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Artificial nutrition and hydration should normally be withdrawn, says doctor

Michael Cook BioEdge An American doctor argues in the latest issue of the leading journal Bioethics that artificial nutrition and hydration should be withdrawn from all patients in a permanent vegetative state – unless there is clear evidence that they … Continue reading

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Live Australian TV Debate On Consensual Animal Sex

Professor Peter Singer discovers ANYTHING is up for debate on Q & A, a live Australian panel discussion show, which also screens selected Twitter comments.

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Animal sex question stuns school ethics inquiry

AAP Australian A LIBERAL MP has stunned a NSW inquiry into school ethics classes by asking a witness if she approved of a philosopher who “justified sexual relations between humans and animals”. Other MPs immediately accused conservative NSW Liberal MP … Continue reading

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Do we need a morality pill?

Source: BioEdge Princeton bioethicist Peter Singer and a research assistant, Agata Sagan, proposed a “morality pill” in a column in the New York Timesthis week. They speculate that moral behaviour is at least in part biochemically determined. Hence, it should … Continue reading

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Ethics and Intuitions

Source: Peter Singer, The Journal of Ethics, January 20, 2007 For millennia, philosophers have speculated about the origins of ethics. Recent research in evolutionary psychology and the neurosciences has shed light on that question. But this research also has normative … Continue reading

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