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Procreative beneficence: why we should select the best children.
- J. Savulescu
- 1 October 2001
A principle which is defended, called Procreative Beneficence, is defended: couples should select the child, of the possible children they could have, who is expected to have the best life, or at least as good a life as the others, based on the relevant, available information.
Beyond Sacrificial Harm: A Two-Dimensional Model of Utilitarian Psychology
A new scale is developed, refine, and validate to dissociate individual differences in the ‘negative’ and ‘positive’ dimensions of utilitarian thinking as manifested in the general population, and it is shown that these are two independent dimensions of proto-utilitarian tendencies in the lay population, each exhibiting a distinct psychological profile.
‘Utilitarian’ judgments in sacrificial moral dilemmas do not reflect impartial concern for the greater good
The Moral Obligation to Create Children with the Best Chance of the Best Life
The Principle of Procreative Beneficence is introduced, its content, grounds, and implications are explained, and it is argued that PB is superior to competing principles ofprocreative selection such as that of procreative autonomy.
Unfit for the Future: The Need for Moral Enhancement
1. Introduction 2. Human Nature and Common Sense Morality 3. Liberal Democracy 4. Catastrophic Misuses of Science 5. Responsibility for Omissions to Aid 6. The Tragedy of the Commons 7. The Tragedy…
“You're one of us now”: Young people describe their experiences of predictive genetic testing for Huntington disease (HD) and familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)
- R. Duncan, L. Gillam, J. Savulescu, R. Williamson, J. Rogers, M. Delatycki
- PsychologyAmerican journal of medical genetics. Part C…
- 15 February 2008
Future research concerning the effects of predictive genetic testing in young people must remain broad and should aim to measure the beneficial as well as the harmful effects that resonate for young people themselves.
Conscientious objection in medicine
- J. Savulescu
- MedicineBMJ : British Medical Journal
- 2 February 2006
Deeply held religious beliefs may conflict with some aspects of medical practice. But doctors cannot make moral judgments on behalf of patients
The Oxford Principles
- S. Rayner, C. Heyward, T. Kruger, N. Pidgeon, C. Redgwell, J. Savulescu
- Computer ScienceClimatic Change
- 24 January 2013
The Oxford Principles are five high-level principles for geoengineering governance and their intended function and the core societal values which they attempt to capture are explained.
Why we should allow performance enhancing drugs in sport
The use of performance enhancing drugs in the modern Olympics is on record as early as the games of the third Olympiad, when Thomas Hicks won the marathon after receiving an injection of strychnine in the middle of the race.
The perils of cognitive enhancement and the urgent imperative to enhance the moral character of humanity
abstract As history shows, some human beings are capable of acting very immorally.1 Technological advance and consequent exponential growth in cognitive power means that even rare evil individuals…