Journal Articles

  • Beard, D. J., Rees, J. L., Rombach, I., Cooper, C. D., Cook, J. A., Merritt, N., Gray, A., Gwilym, S., Judge, A., Savulescu, J., Moser, J., Donovan, J., Jepson, M., Wilson, C., Tracey, I., Wartolowska, K., Dean, B. J. and Carr, A. J., (2015),'The CSAW study (Can Shoulder Arthroscopy Work?) - A placebo controlled surgical intervention trial assessing the clinical and cost effectiveness of arthroscopic sub-acromial decompression for shoulder pain: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial', The Trials Journal, Vol: 16(210). [open access]
  • Brecht, M. and Wilkinson, D., (2015), 'The outcome of treatment limitation discussions in newborns with brain injury', Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition, Vol: 100(2): F155–F160. [open access]
  • Caviola, L. and Faber, N. S., (2015), 'Pills or push-ups? Effectiveness and public perception of pharmacological and non-pharmacological cognitive enhancement', Frontiers in Psychology, Vol: 6(1852). [open acess]
  • Chan, S., Donovan, P. J., Douglas, T., Gyngell, C., Harris, J., Lovell-Badge, R., Mathews, D. J. H. and Regenberg, A., (2015 ), 'Genome Editing Technologies and Human Germline Genetic Modification: The Hinxton Group Consensus Statement', American Journal of Bioethics, Vol: 15(12): 42-47.
  • Douglas, T., (2015), ' The Concise Argument: Substituted Judgment, Procreative Beneficence, and the Ashley Treatment', Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol: 41(9): 721-722.
  • Douglas, T., (2015), 'Parental Partiality and the Intergenerational Transmission of Advantage', Philosophical Studies, Vol: 172(10): 2735-2756.
  • Douglas, N., (2015), 'The Harms of Enhancement and the Conclusive Reasons View', Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, Vol: 24(1): 22-36.  [open access]
  • Earp, B. D., Sandberg, A. and Savulescu, J., (2015), 'The medicalization of love', Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, Vol: 24(13). [open access]
  • Earp, B. D. and Trafimow, D., (2015), 'Replication, falsification, and the crisis of confidence in social psychology', Frontiers in Psychology, Vol: 6(Article 621). [open access]
  • Earp, B. D. (2015). 'Does religion deserve a place in secular medicine?' Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 41, No. 11, 865-866.
  • Earp, B. D. (2015). 'Addressing polarisation in science'. Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 41, No. 9, 782-784.
  • Earp, B. D. (2015). 'Female genital mutilation and male circumcision: Toward an autonomy-based ethical framework'. Medicolegal and Bioethics, Vol. 5, No. 1, 89-104.[open access]
  • Earp, B. D. (2015). 'The need to control for socially desirable responding in studies on the sexual effects of male circumcision'. PLoS ONE, Vol. 10, No. 9, 1-12. [open access]
  • Earp, B. D. (2015). '“Legitimate rape,” moral coherence, and degrees of sexual harm', Think: A Journal of the Royal Institute of Philosophy, Vol .14, No.  41, 9-20. [open access]
  • Earp, B. D., (2015), 'Do the benefits of male circumcision outweigh the risks? A critique of the proposed CDC guidelines', Frontiers in Pediatrics, Vol: 3(18): 1-6. [open access]
  • Earp, B. D., (2015), 'Sex and circumcision', American Journal of Bioethics, Vol: 15(2): 43-45. [author copy]
  • Everett, J. A. C., Faber, N. S. and Crockett, M. J., (2015), 'Preferences and beliefs in ingroup favoritism', Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, Vol: 9(15).  [open access]
  • Everett, J.A.C., Faber, N.S., Crockett, M.J. and De Dreu, C.K.W., (2015), 'Economic games and social neuroscience methods can help elucidate the psychology of parochial altruism', Frontiers in Psychology, Vol: 6(861) [open access]
  • Everett, J.A.C., Caviola, L., Kahane, G., Savulescu, J. and Faulmüller, N., (2015), 'Doing good by doing nothing? The role of social norms in explaining default effects in altruistic contexts', The European Journal of Social Psychology, Vol: 45(2): 230-241. [open access]
  • Everett, J.A.C., Faber, N. S. and Crockett, M. J., (2015), 'The influence of social preferences and reputational concerns on intergroup prosocial behaviour in gains and losses contexts', Royal Society Open Science, Vol: 2(150546). [open access]
  • Everett, J.A.C., Schellhaas, F M.H., Earp, B D., Ando, V., Memarzia, J., Parise, C., Fell, B. and Hewstone, M., (2015), 'Covered in stigma? The impact of differing levels of Islamic head-covering on explicit and implicit biases toward Muslim women', Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Vol: 45(2): 90-104.[open access]
  • Faber, N. S., Douglas, T., Heise, F. and Hewstone, M., (2015), 'Cognitive enhancement and motivation enhancement – An empirical comparison of intuitive judgments', AJOB Neuroscience, Vol: 6(1): 18-20. [open peer commentary]
  • Faber, N.S., Häusser, J.A. and Kerr, N.L., (2015), 'Sleep deprivation impairs and caffeine enhances my performance, but not always our performance: How acting in a group can change the effects of impairments and enhancements', Personality and Social Psychology Review, Vol: advance online
  • Goold, I. and H. Maslen, (2015). 'Obliging surgeons to enhance: Negligence liability for uncorrected fatigue and problems with proving causation', Medical Law Review Vol:23(3)
  • Gyngell, C., Douglas, T. and Savulescu, J., (2015), 'Germline Edits: Trust Ethics Review', Nature, Vol: 520(623).
  • Gyngell, C., (2015), 'The Ethics of Human Life Extension: The Second Argument from Evolution', The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, Vol: 40(6): 696-713.
  • Gyngell, C., (2015), 'Valuable and Valueless Diversity', American Journal of Bioethics, Vol: 15(6): 38-39.
  • Gyngell, C. and Douglas, T., (2015), 'Stocking the genetic supermarket: Reproductive genetic technologies and collective action problems', Bioethics, Vol: 29(4): 241-250. [open access]
  • Halpin, L., Savulescu, J., Talbot, K., Turner, M. and Talman, P., (2015), 'Improving access to medicines: empowering patients in the quest to improve treatment for rare lethal diseases', Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol: 41: 987-989.
  • Isdale, W. and Savulescu, J., (2015), 'Three proposals to increase Australia’s organ supply', Monash Bioethics Review, Vol: 33(2): 91-101.
  • Kahane, G., (2015), 'Sidetracked by trolleys: Why sacrificial moral dilemmas tell us little (or nothing) about utilitarian judgment', Social Neuroscience, Vol: 10(5). [open access]
  • Kahane, G., Everett, J. A. C., Earp, B., Farias, M. and Savulescu, J., (2015), '‘Utilitarian’ judgments in sacrificial moral dilemmas do not reflect impartial concern for the greater good', Cognition, Vol: 134 (January): 193–209. [open access]
  • Levy, N., (2015), 'Neither fish nor fowl: Implicit attitudes as patchy endorsements', Noûs, Vol: 49: 800-823.
  • Levy, N., (2015), 'Luck and Manipulation Cases: A Response to Professor Haji', Dialogue, Vol: 54(45 ): 633-646.
  • Levy, N., (2015), 'Less Blame, Less Crime? The Practical Implications of Moral Responsibility Skepticism', Journal of Practical Ethics, Vol: 3(2): 1-18.
  • Levy, N., (2015), 'Virtues have Deeply Cultural Roots', Dao, Vol: 14: 195-202.
  • Levy, N., (2015), 'Defending the Conscious Thesis: A Response to Robichaud, Sripada and Caruso', Journal of Consciousness Studies, Vol: 22: 61-6.
  • Levy, N., (2015), 'Luck and Agent-Causation: A Response to Franklin', Criminal Law and Philosophy, Vol: 9(4): 779-784.
  • Maslen, H. and Savulescu, J., (2015), 'First Phase One Optogenetics Trials Should be Conducted in People who are Dying', AJOB Neuroscience, Vol: 5(3): 16-18.
  • Maslen, H., Douglas, T., Cohen Kadosh, R., Levy, N. and Savulescu, J., (2015), 'Do-it-yourself brain stimulation: a regulatory model', Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol: 41(5): 413-414.
  • Maslen, H., Douglas, T., Cohen Kadosh, R., Levy, N. and Savulescu, J., (2015), 'The regulation of cognitive enhancement devices: refining Maslen et al’s model', Journal of Law and the Biosciences, Vol: 2(3): 754-767 [open access]
  • Maslen, H., Pugh, J. and Savulescu, J., (2015), 'The Ethics of Deep Brain Stimulation for the Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa', Neuroethics, Vol: 8(3): 215-230. [open access]
  • Maslen, H., Pugh, J. and Savulescu, J., (2015), 'Authenticity and the Stimulated Self: Neurosurgery for Anorexia Nervosa', AJOB Neuroscience, Vol: 16(4): 69-71.
  • Mathews, D. J. H., Chan, S., Donovan, P. J., Douglas, T., Gyngell, C., Harris, J., Regenberg, A. and Lovell-Badge, R., (2015), 'CRISPR: A path through the thicket', Nature, Vol: 527(7577): 159-161.
  • Mcwhirter, R., Nicol, D. and Savulescu, J., (2015), 'Genomics in research and Health Care with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples ', Monash Bioethics Review, Vol: 33(2): 203-209.
  • Persson, I. and Savulescu, J., (2015), 'Unfit for the Future: Reply to Commentators', Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol: 41: 348-352.
  • Persson, I. and Savulescu, J., (2015), 'The Art of Misunderstanding Moral Bioenhancement: Two Cases', Cambridge Quarterly of Health Care Ethics, Vol: 24(1): 48-57.
  • Phillips, E. A., Rajender, A., Brandon, A. F., Douglas, T. and Munarriz, R., (2015), 'Sex Offenders Seeking Treatment for Sexual Dysfunction – Ethics, Medicine, and the Law', Journal of Sexual Medicine, Vol: 12(7): 1591-1600.
  • Pugh, J., Gyngell, C., Douglas, T. and Savulescu, J., (2015), 'The Moral Imperative to Continue Gene Editing Research on Human Embryos', Protein & Cell, Vol: 6(7): 476-479.  [open access]
  • Pugh, J., (2015), 'Autonomy, Natality and Freedom: A Liberal Re-examination of Habermas in the Enhancement Debate', Bioethics, Vol: 29(3): 145–152. [open access]
  • Pugh, J., (2015), 'Ravines and Sugar Pills: Defending Deceptive Placebo Use', Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, Vol: 40(1): 83-101. [open access]
  • Roache, R., (2015), 'How does psychotherapy work? A case study in multi-level explanation', Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol: 38: e23.
  • Savulescu, J. and Gyngell, C., (2015), 'The Medical Case for Gene Editing', Ethics in Biology, Engineering and Medicine, Vol: 6(1): 57-66
  • Savulescu, J., (2015), 'Procreative Beneficence, Diversity, Intersubjectivity and Imprecision', American Journal of Bioethics, Vol: 15(6): 16-18.
  • Savulescu, J. and Harris, J., (2015), 'A Debate About Moral Enhancement', Cambridge Quarterly of Health Care Ethics, Vol: 24(1): 8-22. [PDF]
  • Savulescu, J., (2015), 'Bioethics: why philosophy is essential for progress', Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol: 41: 28-33. [freely available]
  • Shepherd, J., (014), 'Consciousness, free will, and moral responsibility: Taking the folk seriously', Philosophical Psychology, Vol: 28(7): 929-946. [open access]
  • Shepherd, J., (2015), 'Deciding as Intentional Action: Control over Decisions', Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Vol: 93(2): 335–351. [open access]
  • Shepherd, J., (2015), 'Scientific Challenges to Free Will and Moral Responsibility', Philosophy Compass, Vol: 10(3): 197-207. [open access] 
  • Shepherd, J., (2015), 'Conscious Control over Action', Mind & Language, Vol: 30(3): 320–344.[open access]
  • Shepherd, J. and Justus, J., (2014), 'X-Phi and Carnapian Explication', Erkenntis, Vol: 80(2): 381-402. [open access]
  • Shepherd, J., R. Clarke, J. Stigall, R. Waller and C. Zarpentine, (2015). 'Causation, norms and omissions', Philosophical Psychology Vol:28(2): 279-293, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09515089.2013.815099
  • Skene, L., Savulescu, J. and Delatycki, M., (2015), 'Genetic Testing of Stored Tissue From a Deceased Person to Define a Relative’s Risk: Legal and Ethical Viewpoints', Journal of Law and Medicine, Vol: 22(4): 864-870.
  • Terbeck, S., Kahane, G., Mctavish, S., Mccutcheon, R., Hewstone, M., Savulescu, J., Chersterman, L. P., Cowen, P. and Norbury, R., (2015), 'β-Adrenoceptor blockade modulates fusiform gyrus activity to black versus white faces', Psychopharmacology, Vol: 232(16): 2951-2958. [open access]
  • Tremellen, K. and Savulescu, J., (2015), 'A discussion supporting presumed consent for posthumous sperm procurement', Reproductive Biomedicine Online, Vol: 30(1): 6-13.
  • Tremellen, K., Wilkinson, D. and Savulescu, J., (2015), 'Is mandating elective single embryo transfer ethically justifiable in young women?', Reproductive BioMedicine and Society Online, Vol: 1(2). [open access]
  • Wilkinson, D., Schaefer, G. O., Tremellen, K. and Savulescu, J., (2015), 'Double trouble: Should double embryo transfer be banned?', Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, Vol: 36(2): 121-139.
  • Wilkinson, D. and B. Stenson, (2015). 'Don't stop now? How long should resuscitation continue at birth in the absence of a detectable heartbeat?', Archives of Disease in Childhood Fetal and Neonatal Edition, Vol:100(6)
  • Wölfer, R., Faber, N. S. and Hewstone, M., (2015), 'Social network analysis in the science of groups', Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, Vol: 19:1 45-61.
  • Xafis, V., Wilkinson, D., Gillam, L. and Sullivan, J., (2015), 'Balancing obligations: should written information about life-sustaining treatment be neutral?', Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol: 41(3): 234–239.  [open access]
  • Xafis, V., L. Gillam, J. Hynson, J. Sullivan, M. Cosich and D. Wilkinson, (2015). 'Caring Decisions:The Development of a Written Resource for Parents Facing End-of-Life Decisions', Journal of Palliative Medicine, Vol:18(11): 945-955 [open access]