The Ethics Blog

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

Tag: death

Transhumanism purifies human misery

The human is a miserable being. Although we are pleased about the new and better-paid job, we soon acquire more costly habits, richer friends, and madder professional duties. We are back to square one, dissatisfied with life and uncomfortable with ourselves. Why can life never be perfect? Discontent makes us want to escape to better […]

The debate about after-birth abortion continues

Last year the Journal of Medical Ethics published an article by two philosophers claiming that the same arguments that support abortion also support abortion of newborns. The article provoked strong reactions and I too felt I had to comment on the article here on The Ethics Blog. What’s so provocative? I’m not so sure it […]