C . A . J . Coady

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OBJECTIVES To discover the current state of opinion and practice among doctors in Victoria, Australia, regarding end-of-life decisions and the legalisation of voluntary euthanasia. Longitudinal comparison with similar 1987 and 1993 studies. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS Cross-sectional postal survey of doctors in Victoria. RESULTS 53% of doctors in Victoria(More)
To what extent should scientists, doctors and the community be constrained in their decision-making by a duty to posterity? How should we as a community balance our desire to benefit the present generation against the need not to irretrievably harm our successors? These questions are discussed with particular reference to genetic research and treatment that(More)
It seems mere common sense to begin any serious discussion of terrorism with an attempt at definition. After all, how can we talk sensibly about the topic unless we know what the topic is? It is true that there are various objections to common sense at this point, but I shall not pursue them here beyond remarking that widespread disarray among theorists(More)
The thesis of this paper is that there are cases in which a recipient can acquire testimonially based knowledge from false testimony. The qualification of the knowledge as ‘testimonially based’ is important in characterizing the kind of case I wish to present. Ralph can come to know that Sally broke the vase from the nervousness she exhibits as she(More)
Recent controversy over philosophical advocacy of infanticide (or the comically-styled euphemism 'postnatal abortion') reveals a surprisingly common premise uniting many of the opponents and supporters of the practice. This is the belief that the moral status of the early fetus or embryo with respect to a right to life is identical to that of a newly born(More)
The question of churches resorting to the courts to influence public policy is one that concerns the appropriate role of the courts and the appropriate conduct of religious authorities. I agree with Skene and Parker that there is no principled legal reason to exclude such interventions out of hand; but my comments are principally addressed to the political(More)
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