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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Centre for Professional Ethics at Keele PGT Open Day – Updated

The Centre for Professional Ethics & the School of Law at Keele University would like to invite you to attend their postgraduate taught courses open day on the 31st of March – between 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm at the Claus Moser Research Centre, Keele University. Update: Details of the event can be found here:  […]

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Quick! Ban Something!

It goes without saying that the deaths of Louis Wainwright and Nicholas Smith, apparently after having taken the legal high mephedrone, is a matter of deep regret.  But it’s also a matter of sad predictability that the news has been hotly followed by calls for mephedrone to be banned; speaking on Today this morning, Chris Grayling, […]

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Science! Homeopathy! Quantum Stuff!

At last!  A scientific rationale for homeopathy! This paper is a first step towards a full, quantum understanding of homeopathy. It is clear that quantum mechanics is the only way to understand the success of homeopathic medicine in a physical context. It is also immediately clear that doctors should avoid patients after treatment. Patients must […]

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Don’t Go Outside… You Might Break the Baby

A couple of days ago, I made a post about Nicaragua’s abortion laws and their – ahem – unfortunate consequences.  However, it would appear that the atmosphere that generated them is a model of liberalism in comparison to the atmosphere further north.  I have in mind here Utah’s Criminal Homicide and Abortion Amendments (HB12), recently passed […]

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