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Neuroethics Symposium On Focquaert & Schermer's, “Moral Enhancement: Do Means Matter Morally?”

There is a great symposium taking place over at the Brains Blog on Focquaert & Shermer’s paper in Neuroethics titled “Moral Enhancement: Do MeansMatter Morally” ( 758 more words


“Biomedical research, then, promises vast increases in life, health, and flourishing. Just imagine how much happier you would be if a prematurely deceased loved one were alive, or a debilitated one were vigorous — and multiply that good by several billion, in perpetuity.

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Ethics research keeps ethical practices alive (new dissertation)

I have in two posts complained about a tendency of ethical practices to begin to idle, as if they were ends in themselves.

A risk with the tendency is that bioethics is discredited and attacked as no more than an unhappy hindrance to novel research. 558 more words

In The Research Debate

A Singerian Argument Against Abortion?

Georgetown’s Jason Brennan offers one today over at Bleeding Heart Libertarians.                                                                                   (image: pro-life)

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Transfer of Care vs. Referral: A Crucial Moral Distinction

Catholics working in the field of health care increasingly encounter conflicts between living out their religious convictions in good conscience and submitting to the immoral demands of patients, employers, or even the state. 912 more words


Free Links to Publications of the National Catholic Bioethics Center

The National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC, Philadelphia – USA) offers documents often requested by its clients or of general interest to the public. They are presented, free of charge, by the Publications Department of the NCBC on its OpenAccess page. 256 more words


"Against the Biological Account of Special Moral Obligation"

Jake Monaghan, a graduate student at the University of Buffalo, discusses his project “Against the Biological Account of Special Moral Obligation” in a What’s Wrong? 38 more words