Professor Richard Ashcroft’s Inaugural Lecture: ‘The Republic of Health – Ethics and Politics in 21st Century Healthcare’

A link to a podcast of Professor Richard Ashcroft’s belated inaugural lecture can be found here:  The Republic of Health – Ethics and Politics in 21st Century Healthcare And since Richard is one of JME’s deputy editors I thought some folk might be interested. The abstract is below the fold. […]

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Oxford Online Debate: The Use of Drugs in Sport

I’d like to draw your attention to this: the latest in a series of online debates hosted by Oxford University.  In this round, Julian Savulescu and John-William Devine are, respectively, proposing and opposing the motion “Performance enhancing drugs should be allowed in sport”.  Roger Crisp is moderating. For the sake of keeping to the spirit […]

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Graduate Workshop on Pain, Birmingham, 11th June

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Stuart Derbyshire (Psychology, Birmingham): “The difficulty of locating the beginnings of pain”. David Bain (Philosophy, Glasgow): “Pain and Imperatives” CALL FOR PAPERS If you are a postgraduate (taught or research) student working on pain, you are invited to submit an abstract for presentation at the workshop. Deadline is 30th April. A contribution to […]

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Concord in Ethics and Bioethics

Over at Pea Soup, Ralph Wedgwood makes an interesting claim: I suspect that on several issues that are the focus of fierce moral controversies today – such as homosexuality and the death penalty – there is significantly less disagreement among contemporary philosophers than in the population as a whole. Indeed, I tentatively suggest, the historical […]

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