2015

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]
  • Popular Articles

  • Earp, B. D. (2015, November 12). People are terrified of sex. The Atlantic. Available at http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/11/the-stigma-of-sex-related-health-risks/415518/.
  • Earp, B. D., & Everett, J. A. C. (2015, October 26) How to fix psychology’s replication crisis. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Available at http://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Fix-Psychology-s/233857.
  • Earp, B. D. (2015, September 2). Psychology is not in crisis? Depends on what you mean by “crisis.” Huffington Post. Available at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brian-earp/psychology-is-not-in-crisis_b_8077522.html.
  • Earp, B. D. (2015). Drogen nehmen – um Wohl unserer Kinder? [To take drugs – for the sake of our children?] GEO Magazine, Vol. 10, No. 1, 62-63.
  • Earp, B. D., - with Weinberg, J., de Marneffe, P., Demetriou, D., Fuller, L., Gauthier, J., Hay, C., Marino, P., Pettit, P., & Whisnant, R. (2015, August 13). Philosophers on prostitution’s decriminalization. Daily Nous. Available at http://dailynous.com/2015/08/13/philosophers-on-prostitutions-decriminalization/.
  • Earp, B. D. (2015, January 13). Boys and girls alike. Aeon Magazine. Available at: http://aeon.co/magazine/philosophy/male-and-female-circumcision-are-equally-wrong/.
  • Earp, B. D. and Darby, R., (2015), 'Does science support infant circumcision? A skeptical reply to Brian Morris', The Skeptic, Vol: 25(3).
  • Vierra, A., & Earp, B. D., (2015), 'Born this way? How high-tech conversion therapy could undermine gay rights', The Conversation,  (21 Apr) 
  • Cohen, I. G., Savulescu, J. and Adashi, E. Y., (2015), 'Transatlantic Lessons in Regulation of Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy', Science, Vol: 348(6231): 178-180.
  • Book Chapters

  • Douglas, T., (2015), 'The Morality of Moral Neuroenhancement'. in J. Clausen and N. Levy, (Eds.)   Handbook of Neuroethics (Springer) pp 1227-1249.
  • Foddy, B. and Savulescu, J., (2014), 'Using Steroids Ethically'. in D.E.Newton, (Ed.) Steroids and Doping in Sport: A Reference Handbook. (Santa Barbara, California ABC-CLIO) pp 122-124.
  • Goold, I. and H. Maslen, (2015), 'Responsibility Enhancement and the Law of Negligence'. in  J. Clausen and N. Levy, (Eds.)   Handbook of Neuroethics. (Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands) pp 1363-1380
  • Levy, N., (2015), 'Vegetarianism: Towards Ideological Impurity' in B. Bramble and B. Fischer, (Eds.)   The Moral Complexities of Eating Meat. (Oxford University Press)
  • Levy, N., (2015), 'Religion and the Meaning of Life'. in G. Oppy, (Ed.)   The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy of Religion. (Routledge)
  • Maslen, H., (2015), 'Penitence and Persistence: How Should Sentencing Factors Interact?'. in  J. V. Roberts, (Ed.)   Exploring Sentencing Practice in England and Wales. (London: Palgrave Macmillan UK) pp 173-193
  • Maslen, H., Santoni De Sio, F. and Faber, N. S., (2015), 'With cognitive enhancement comes great responsibility?'. in B. J. Koops, I. Oosterlaken, H. Romijn, T. Swierstra and J. v. d. Hoven, (Eds.) Responsible Innovation 2 – Concepts, Approaches, and Applications. (Cham: Springer International Publishing) pp 121-138.
  • Savulescu, J., (2015), 'Autonomy Interests, Justice and Active Medical Euthanasia'. in M. Chobi and J. Varelius, (Eds.)  New Directions in the Ethics of Assisted Suicide and Euthansia. (Cham: Springer) pp 14- 58.
  • Savulescu, J., (2015), 'A Basic Human Right...'. in M. Irwin and C. Brewer, (Eds.)   I'll See Myself Out, Thank You. (Talton Edge: Skyscraper Publications) pp 150-160
  • Savulescu, J. and Maslen, H., (2015), 'Moral Enhancement and Artificial Intelligence: Moral AI?'. in J. Romportl, E. Zackova and J. Kelemen, (Eds.)   Beyond Artificial Intelligence: The Disappearing Human-Machine Divide. (Springer) pp 79-95
  • Savulescu, J., (2015), 'Healthy Doping'. in V. Moller, I. Waddington and J. M. Hoberman, (Eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Drugs and Sport. (Abingdon: Routledge) pp 350- 362.
  • Book

  • Clausen, J. and Levy, N., Eds. (2015), Handbook of Neuroethics. (Springer)
  • Devolder, K., (2015), 'The Ethics of Embryonic Stem Cell Research', (Oxford: Oxford University Press)
  • Maslen, H., (2015). Remorse, Penal Theory and Sentencing. (Oxford, Hart Publishing)