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Voices of the First Day: Awakening in the Aboriginal Dreamtime
Australian aboriginal people have lived in harmony with the earth for perhaps as long as 100,000 years; in their words, since the First Day. In this absorbing work, Lawlor explores the essence ofExpand
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Moral theories in teaching applied ethics
  • R. Lawlor
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of Medical Ethics
  • 25 May 2007
It is argued, in this paper, that moral theories should not be discussed extensively when teaching applied ethics. First, it is argued that, students are either presented with a large amount ofExpand
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Sacred Geometry: Philosophy and Practice
The thinkers of ancient Egypt, Greece and India recognized that numbers governed much of what they saw in their world and hence provided an approach to its divine creator. Robert Lawlor sets out theExpand
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Organ Sales Needn'T Be Exploitative (But it Matters If They are)
  • R. Lawlor
  • Business, Medicine
  • Bioethics
  • 1 June 2011
This paper considers two arguments that are common in the literature on organ sales. First, organ sales are exploitative and therefore should not be permitted. Second, it doesn't matter whether organExpand
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Climate Change and Professional Responsibility: A Declaration of Helsinki for Engineers
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In this paper, we argue that the professional engineering institutions ought to develop a Declaration of Climate Action. Expand
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Questioning the significance of the non-identity problem in applied ethics
  • R. Lawlor
  • Medicine, Sociology
  • Journal of Medical Ethics
  • 20 May 2015
Authors such as Tony Hope and Julian Savulescu appeal to Derek Parfit's non-identity problem in relation to particular questions in applied ethics, and particularly in reproductive ethics. They argueExpand
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Against moral theories: reply to Benatar
  • R. Lawlor
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of Medical Ethics
  • 30 October 2008
D Benatar argues that in the author’s recent article Moral theories in teaching applied ethics, the author overlooked important roles that could be played by moral theories in such teaching. In thisExpand
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Delaying Obsolescence
  • R. Lawlor
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Sci. Eng. Ethics
  • 2015
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This paper argues that those who emphasise that designers and engineers need to plan for obsolescence are too conservative. Expand
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Ambiguities and Asymmetries in Consent and Refusal: Reply to Manson.
  • R. Lawlor
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Bioethics
  • 1 June 2016
John Harris claims that is it 'palpable nonsense' to suggest that 'a child (or anyone) might competently consent to a treatment but not be competent to refuse it.' In 'Transitional Paternalism: HowExpand
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