Tag Archives: Julian Savulescu

Utilitarian in outlook, embracing a eugenics point-of-view, why Bioethics should “fail”

By Wesley J. Smith Julian Savulescu represents all that I find so objectionable about the mainstream bioethics movement. Rejecting the sanctity/equality of human life, utilitarian in outlook, embracing a eugenics point-of-view, the Oxford professor–what does that tell

How the Culture of Death Metastasizes

By Wesley J. Smith The culture of death is like a cancer sapping the moral health of western society. And, like a cancer, it never stops spreading. Here’s how: I wrote earlier today about Oxford bioethicist Julian

The New Eugenics: Engineering “Moral Enhancement” by embryo screening and selective abortion

By Richard Weikart Recently Oxford philosophy professor Julian Savulescu moved his campaign for “moral enhancement” out of the ivory tower and into the mainstream. This month Reader’s Digest is carrying his article, “It’s Our Duty to Have

The infanticide controversy: the editor

By Michael Cook An interview with Julian Savulescu from Australia Unlimited on Vimeo. Julian Savulescu, the Australian philosopher who was a student of Peter Singer and is now the director of Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at

Defending the Indefensible: Journal Editor Celebrates Publishing Pro-Infanticide Essay

By Dave Andrusko In his righteously indignant defense of his decision to publish a pro-infanticide manifesto, the editor of the “Journal of Medical Ethics,” Prof. Julian Savulescu, yesterday unwittingly helped publicize recommendations that routinely emerge in the