The Ethics Blog

A blog from the Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB)

Month: January 2018

New concept of consciousness challenges language

A few weeks ago, I recommended an exciting article by Michele Farisco. Now I wish to recommend another article, where Farisco (together with Steven Laureys and Kathinka Evers) argues even more thoroughly for a new concept of consciousness. The article in Mind & Matter is complex and I doubt that I can do it justice. […]

Not knowing why

Often we do not know why we think as do. We may like a drawing, but we cannot say why we think it is good. We may find it unpleasant that researchers study human embryos in petri dishes and then discard them, but we cannot say why. Personally, I find not knowing why interesting and […]

The unconscious deserves moral attention

Last autumn, Michele Farisco wrote one of the most read posts on The Ethics Blog. The post was later republished by BioEdge. Today, I want to recommend a recent article where Farisco develops his thinking – read it in the journal, Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine. The article will certainly receive at least as […]