Open Access Papers

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The Centre is committed to raising awareness of ethical issues in the broader community and stimulating debate in the public arena. To this end, the resources listed here are freely available to the public, and include journal articles and a growing number of book chapters.  See below for links to other free materials.

 

Open Access papers by year

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Everett, J. A. C., Savulescu, J., Faber, N. and Crockett, M. J., (2018), 'The costs of being consequentialist: Social inference from instrumental harm and impartial beneficence', Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Vol: 79(Nov): 200-216 [PMC6185873]

Giubilini, A., Douglas, N., Maslen, H. and Savulescu, J., (2018), 'Quarantine, isolation and the duty of easy rescue in public health', Bioethics, Vol: 18(2): 182-189 [PMC6001516]

Giubilini, A. and Savulescu, J., (2018), 'The artificial moral advisor: The 'ideal observer' meets artificial intelligence', Philosophy and Technology, Vol: 31(2): 169–188 [PMC6004274]

Graham, M., (2018), 'Domains of Well-Being in Minimally Conscious Patients: Illuminating a Persistent Problem', American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience, Vol: 9(2) [PMC5989155]

Kappes, A., Faber, N. S., Kahane, G., Savulescu, J. and Crockett, M. J., (2018), 'Concern for Others Leads to Vicarious Optimism', Psychological Science, Vol: 29(3): 379-389 [PMC5858641]

Levy, N., (2018), 'Socializing Responsibility'. in K. Hutchison, C. Mackenzie and M. Oshana, (Eds.), Social Dimensions of Moral Responsibility. (Oxford University Press) NBK513458

Maslen, H., Cheeran, B., Pugh, J., Pycroft, L., Boccard, S., Prangnell, S., Green, A. L., Fitzgerald, J., Savulescu, J. and Aziz, T., (2018), 'Unexpected Complications of Novel Deep Brain Stimulation Treatments: Ethical Issues and Clinical Recommendations', Neuromodulation, Vol: 21(2): 135-143. [PMC5811790]

Pillutla, V., Savulescu, J. and Maslen, H., (2018), 'Rationing Elective Surgery for Smokers and Obese Patients: Responsibility or Prognosis?', BMC Medical Ethics, Vol: 19(28)  [PMC5921973]

Savulescu, J. and Mihailov, E., (2018), 'Social Policy and Cognitive Enhancement: Lessons from Chess', Neuroethics, Vol: 11(2): 115-127 [PMC5978818]

Savulescu, J. and Persson, I., (2018), 'The Moral Importance of Reflective Empathy', Neuroethics, Vol: 11(2): 186-193 [PMC5978797],

Savulescu, J., Bambery, B., Douglas, T., Selgelid, M., Maslen, H., Giubilini, A. and Pollard, A., (2018), 'Influenza vaccination strategies should target children', Public Health Ethics, Vol: 11(12): 221-234 [PMC6093440]

Wagner, K., Maslen, H., Oakley, J. and Savulescu, J., (2018), 'Would you be willing to zap your child's brain? Public perspectives on parental responsibilities and the ethics of enhancing children with transcranial direct current stimulation', AJOB Empirical Bioethics, Vol: 9(1): 29-38  [PMC6068541]

Wilkinson, D. and Savulescu, J., (Forthcoming), 'Expensive care? Resource-based thresholds for potentially inappropriate treatment in intensive care', Monash Bioethics Review, Vol: 35(1-4), pp 2-23 [PMC6096869]

Wilkinson, D. and Savulescu, J., (2018), 'Cost equivalence and pluralism in publicly funded health care systems', Health Care Analysis, Vol: 26(4): 287–309 [PMC6208988]
 

Douglas, T., Earp, B. D. and Savulescu, J., (2017), 'Moral Neuroenhancement'. in K. Rommelfanger and L. Johnson, (Eds.) Routledge Handbook of Neuroethics, PMC Bookshelf

Douglas, T., Pugh, J., Singh, I., Savulescu, J. and Fazel, S., (2017), 'Risk Assessment Tools in Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychiatry: The Need for Better Data', European Psychiatry, Vol: 42(May): 134–137. PMC

Douglas, T., (2017), 'Refusing to Treat Sexual Dysfunction in Sex Offenders', Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 2017 January; 26(1): 143–158. PMC

Earp, B. D., Wudarczyk, O. A., Foddy, B. and Savulescu, J., (2017), 'Addicted to love: What is love addiction and when should it be treated? ', Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology, Vol: 24 (1): 77-92. PMC

Forsberg, L. and Douglas, T., (2017), 'Anti-Libidinal Interventions in Sex Offenders: Medical or Correctional?', Medical Law Review, Vol: 24(4): 453-473. PMC

Giubilini, A., Savulescu, J., Douglas, T., Birkl, P. and Maslen, H., (2017), 'Taxing Meat: Taking Responsibility for One’s Contribution to Antibiotic Resistance', Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, Vol: 30(2): 179-198 [PMC5837014]

Gyngell, C., Savulescu, J. and Douglas, T., (2017), 'The ethics of germline gene editing', Journal of Applied Philosophy, Vol: 34(4): 498–513 PMC 

Lowe, G., Pugh, J., Kahane, G., Corben, L., Lewis, S., Delatycki, M. and Savulescu, J., (2017), 'How should we deal with misattributed paternity? A survey of lay public attitudes', AJOB Empirical Bioethics, Vol: 8(4): 234–242 [PMC5849225]

Paris, J., Ahluwalia, J., Cummings, B., Moreland, M. and Wilkinson, D., (2017), 'The Charlie Gard Case:  British and American Approaches to Court Resolution of Disputes over Medical Decisions', Journal of Perinatology, Vol: 37(21): 1268–1271 [PMC5712473]

Persson, I. and Savulescu, J., (2017), 'Moral Hard-Wiring and Moral Enhancement', Bioethics, Vol: 31(4): 286-295 PMC

Persson, I. and Savulescu, J., (2017), 'The Irrelevance of a Moral Right to Privacy for Biomedical Moral Enhancement', Neuroethics, (Freely available Brief Communication), Vol: TBC.

Pugh, J. and Maslen, H., (2017), ''Drugs That Make You Feel Bad’? Remorse-Based Mitigation and Neurointerventions', Criminal Law and Philosophy, Vol: 11(3): 499-522. [PMC]

Pugh, J., Maslen, H. and Savulescu, J., (2017), 'Deep Brain Stimulation, Authenticity and Value', Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, Vol: 26(4): 640-657. [PMC]

Savulescu, J. and Schaefer, G. O., (2017), 'Better Minds, Better Morals: A Procedural Guide to Better Judgment', Journal of Posthuman Studies, Vol: 1(1): 26-43. PMC

Shepherd, J., (2017), 'Neuroscientific threats to free will'. in K. Timpe, M. Griffith and N. Levy, (Eds.) Routledge Companion to Free Will. (Routledge) 
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Wilkinson, D. and Nair, T., (2017), 'Settling for second best: when should doctors agree to parental demands for suboptimal medical treatment?', Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol: 43(12): 831-840 [PMC5827708

Savulescu, J. and Schuklenk, U., (2017), 'Doctors Have No Right to Refuse Medical Assistance in Dying, Abortion or Contraception', Bioethics, Vol: 31(3): 162–170 PMC

Shepherd, J., (2017), 'The Moral Insignificance of Self‐consciousness', Eur J Philos., Vol: 25(2): 398-415. PMC

Shepherd, J., (2018/19 ), 'The Folk Psychological Roots of Free Will'. in D. Rose, (Ed.)   Experimental Metaphysics. (Bloomsbury Academic) NBK  

Wilkinson, D. and Nair, T., (2017), 'Settling for second best: when should doctors agree to parental demands for suboptimal medical treatment?', Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol: 43(12): 831-840.

Wilkinson, D., (2017). 'Conscientious Non-objection in Intensive Care', Cambridge Quarterly of Health Care Ethics, Vol:26(1): 132-142. PMC

Arora, C., Savulescu, J., Maslen, H., Selgelid, M. and Wilkinson, D., (2016), 'The Intensive Care Lifeboat: a survey of lay attitudes to rationing dilemmas in neonatal intensive care', BMC Medical Ethics, Vol: 17(1): 69. PMC

Bostrom, N., Douglas, T. and Sandberg, A., (2016), 'The Unilateralist’s Curse and the Principle of Conformity', Social Epistemology, Vol: online first

Earp, B. D. (2016). In defence of genital autonomy for children. Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 41, No. 3, 158-163. [open access]

Earp, B. D., & Frisch, M. (2016). Circumcision of male infants and children as a public health measure in developed countries: A critical assessment of recent evidence. Global Public Health, online first. [open access]

Earp, B. D., & Frisch, M. (2016). Problems in the qualitative synthesis paper on sexual outcomes following non-medical male circumcision by Shabanzadeh et al. Danish Medical Journal. Vol. 63, No. 7, A5245 [open access]

Earp, B. D. (2016). Infant circumcision and adult penile sensitivity: Implications for sexual experience. Trends in Urology & Men’s Health, Vol. 7, No. 4, 17-21. [open access]

Earp, B. D. (2016). What did the OSC replication initiative reveal about the crisis in psychology? BMC Psychology, Vol. 4, No. 28,1-19. [open access]

Faber, N., Savulescu, J. and Douglas, T., (2016), 'Why is Cognitive Enhancement Deemed Unacceptable? The Role of Fairness, Deservingness, and Hollow Achievements', Frontiers in Psychology, Vol: 19 February. PMC

Häusser, J. A., Leder, J., Ketturat, C., Dresler, M. and Faber, N. S., (2016), 'Sleep deprivation and advice taking', Scientific Reports, Vol: 6 (Article 24386). [open access]

Levy, N., (2016), 'Dissolving the Puzzle of Resultant Moral Luck', Review of Philosophy and Psychology,Vol: 7(1): 127-139. PMC

Persson, I. and Savulescu, J., (2016), 'Moral Bioenhancement, Freedom and Reason', Neuroethics, Vol: 9(3): 263-268. PMC

Pugh, J. and Douglas, T., (2016) 'Justifications for Non-Consensual Medical Intervention: From Infectious Disease Control to Criminal Rehabilitation', Criminal Justice Ethics, Vol: 35(3): 205-229. PMC

Pugh, J., Kahane, G., Maslen, H. and Savulescu, J.,'Lay Attitudes Towards Deception in Medicine: Theoretical Considerations and Empirical Evidence', AJOB Empirical Bioethics, Vol: 7(1): 31-38. PMC

Pugh, J., Kahane, G., and Savulescu, J., (2016), 'Partiality for Humanity and Enhancement' in S. Clarke, J. Savulescu, C. A. J. Coady, A. Giubilini and S. Sanyal, (Eds.) The Ethics of Human Enhancement: Understanding the Debate (Oxford: Oxford University Press)

Roache, R. and Savulescu, J., (2016), 'Enhancing Conservatism' in S. Clarke, J. Savulescu, C. A. J. Coady, A. Giubilini and S. Sanyal, (Eds.) The Ethics of Human Enhancement: Understanding the Debate (Oxford: Oxford University Press)

Porsdam-Mann, S., J, Sahakian, B. and Savulescu, J., (2016), 'Facilitating the ethical use of health data for the benefit of society: Electronic health records, consent and the duty of easy rescue', Philosophical Transactions A, Vol: 374(2083) PMC

Savulescu, J., (2016), 'Concise argument—wellbeing, collective responsibility and ethical capitalism', Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol: 42(6): 331-333. [freely available]

Schaefer, G. O. and Savulescu, J., (Online first), 'Procedural Moral Enhancement', Neuroethics, Vol: online first. [open access]

Shepherd, J., (2016), 'Conscious Action/Zombie Action', Noûs, Vol: 50(2): 419-444. PMC

Shepherd, J., (2016), 'Moral Conflict in the Minimally Conscious State'. in W. Sinnott-Armstrong (Ed.), Finding Consciousness: The Neuroscience, Ethics and Law of Severe Brain Damage. (Oxford: Oxford University Press) Europe PMC ref: NBK367592

Snoek, A., Levy, N. and Kennett, J., (2016), 'Strong-willed but not successful: The importance of strategies in recovery from addiction', Addictive Behaviors Reports, Vol: 4: 102-107. PMC

Terbeck, S., Savulescu, J., Chersterman, L. P. and Cowen, P. J., (2016), 'Noradrenaline effects on social behaviour, intergroup relations, and moral decisions', Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, Vol: 66(July): 54–60. PMC

Wartolowska, K., Savulescu, J. and Carr, J., (2016), 'Randomised placebo-controlled trials of surgery – ethical analysis and guidelines', Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol: 42(12). [open access]

Wilkinson, D., Barnett, C., Savulescu, J. and Newson, A. J., (2016), 'Genomic Intensive Care: Should we Perform Genome Testing in Critically Ill Newborns?', Archives of Disease in Childhood, Vol: 101(2): F94-F98. PMC

Wilkinson, D., Truog, R. and Savulescu, J., (2016), 'In favour of medical dissensus: why we should agree to disagree about end of life decisions', Bioethics, Vol: 30(2): 109-118. PMC4864446

Wilkinson, D., (2016), 'Ethical Dilemmas in Postnatal Treatment of Severe Congenital Hydrocephalus', Cambridge Quarterly of Health Care Ethics, Vol: 25(1). PMC4721233

Wilkinson, D., De Crespigny, L., Skene, L. and Savulescu, J., (Forthcoming), 'Protecting Future Children from In-Utero Harm', Bioethics, Vol: 30(6): 425-432 PMC4913745

Wilkinson, D., (2016), 'The grey zone in neonatal treatment decisions'. in R. McDougall, C. Delany and L. Gillam, (Eds.) When Doctors and Parents Disagree: Ethics, Paediatrics and the Zone of Parental Discretion. (Federation Press) NBK436917

Wittmann, M. K., Kolling, N., Faber, N. S., Scholl, J., Nelissen, N. and Rushworth, M. F. S., (2016), 'Self-other-mergence in frontal cortex during cooperation and competition', Neuron, 91, Vol: 91: 482–493 [open access]

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. PMC

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). PMC

Douglas, N., (2015), 'The Harms of Enhancement and the Conclusive Reasons View', Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, Vol: 24(1): 22-36. PMC

Earp, B. D., Sandberg, A. and Savulescu, J., (2015), 'The medicalization of love', Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, Vol: 24(13). PMC

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. and Trafimow, D., (2015), 'Replication, falsification, and the crisis of confidence in social psychology', Frontiers in Psychology, Vol: 6(Article 621). PMC

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. PMC

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). PMC

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., 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) PMC

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. [await PMC]

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]

Gyngell, C. and Douglas, T., (2015), 'Stocking the Genetic Supermarket: Reproductive Genetic Technologies and Collective Action Problems', Bioethics, Vol: 29(4): 241-250. PMC

Kahane, G., (2015), 'Sidetracked by trolleys: Why sacrificial moral dilemmas tell us little (or nothing) about utilitarian judgment', Social Neuroscience, Vol: 10(5). PMC

Kahane, G. and Savulescu, J. (2015), 'Normal Human Variation: Refocusing the Enhancement Debate', Bioethics, Vol: 29(2): 133-143 PMC

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. PMC

Levy, N., Douglas, T., Kahane, G., Terbeck, S., Cowen, P., Hewstone, M. and Savulescu, J., (2014), 'Are You Morally Modified? The Moral Effects of Widely Used Pharmaceuticals', Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology, Vol: 21(2): 111–125. PMC

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. EPMC

Pugh, J., (2015), 'Autonomy, Natality and Freedom: A Liberal Re-examination of Habermas in the Enhancement Debate', Bioethics, Vol: 29(3): 145–152. EPMC

Pugh, J., (2015), 'Ravines and Sugar Pills: Defending Deceptive Placebo Use', Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, Vol: 40(1): 83-101. EPMC

Savulescu, J., Pugh, J., Gyngell, C. and Douglas, T., (2015), 'The Moral Imperative to Continue Gene Editing Research on Human Embryos', Protein & Cell, Vol: 6(7): 476-479. EPMC

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. PMC

Shepherd, J., (2015), 'Deciding as Intentional Action: Control over Decisions', Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Vol: 93(2): 335–351. PMC

Shepherd, J., (2015), 'Scientific Challenges to Free Will and Moral Responsibility', Philosophy Compass, Vol: 10(3): 197-207. PMC

Shepherd, J., (2015), 'Conscious Control over Action', Mind & Language, Vol: 30(3): 320–344. PMC

Shepherd, J. and Justus, J., (2014), 'X-Phi and Carnapian Explication', Erkenntis, Vol: 80(2): 381-402. PMC

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. PMC

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 journal]

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. PMC

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. EPMC

Birks, D., (2014), 'Moral Status and the Wrongness of Paternalism', Social Theory and Practice, Vol: 40(3): 483-498. [open access] PMC

Caviola, L. and Faulmüller, N., (2014), 'Moral hypocrisy in economic games — How prosocial behavior is shaped by social expectations', Frontiers in Psychology, Vol: 5(897). PMC

Caviola, L., Mannino, A., Savulescu, J. and Faulmüller, N., (2014), 'Cognitive biases can affect moral intuitions about cognitive enhancement', Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, Vol: Online 15 October 2014. EPMC

Caviola, L., Faulmüller, N., Everett, J. a. C., Savulescu, J. and Kahane, G., (2014), 'The evaluability bias in charitable giving: Saving administration costs or saving lives?', Judgment and Decision Making, Vol: 9(4): 303-315. PMC

Douglas, T., (2014), 'The dual-use problem, scientific isolationism and the division of moral labour', Monash Bioethics Review, Vol: 32(1-2): 86-105. PMC

Douglas, T., (2014). 'The Relationship Between Effort and Moral Worth: Three Amendments to Sorensen’s Model', Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Vol: 17(2): 325-334. PMC

Douglas, T., (2014). 'Criminal Rehabilitation Through Medical Intervention: Moral Liability and the Right to Bodily Integrity', The Journal of Ethics, Vol: 18(2): 101-122. PMC

Douglas, T., (2014), 'Enhancing Moral Conformity and Enhancing Moral Worth', Neuroethics, Vol: 7(1) pp 75-91. PMC

Earp, B. D. and Savulescu, J., (2014), 'Neuroreductionism about Sex and Love', Think, Vol: 13(38): 7-12. PMC

Earp, B., Sandberg, A. and Savulescu, J. (2014). 'Brave new love: the threat of high-tech "conversion" therapy and the bio-oppression of sexual minorities.' American Journal of Bioethics: Neuroscience, Vol: 5(1): 4-12. PMC

Earp, B., Sandberg, A., Kahane, G. and Savulescu, J. (2014). "When is diminishment a form of enhancement? Rethinking the enhancement debate in biomedical ethics." Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, Vol: 8: 1-8. PMC

Earp, B., Everett, J. A. C., Madva, E. N. and Hamlin, J. K. (2014). "Out, damned spot: can the "Macbeth Effect" be replicated?" Basic and Applied Social Psychology, Vol: 36(1): 91-98.

Gipson, J., Kahane, G. and Savulescu, J., (2014), 'Attitudes of Lay People to Withdrawal of Treatment in Brain Damaged Patients', Neuroethics, Vol: 7(1): 1-9 [open access] PMC

Jefferson, W., Douglas, T., Kahane, G. and Savulescu, J., (2014). 'Enhancement and Civic Virtue', Social Theory and Practice, Vol: 40(3): 499-527. PMC

Kahane, G., (2014). 'Evolution and Impartiality' Ethics, Vol: 124(2): 327-341. PMC

Kahane, G., (2014). 'Our Cosmic Insignificance' Noûs, Vol: 48(4): 745–772. PMC

Levy, N., (2014), 'The Value of Consciousness', Journal of Consciousness Studies, Vol: 21: 127-138. PMC

Levy, N., (2014). 'Is Neurolaw Conceptually Confused?', The Journal of Ethics, Vol: 18(2): 171-185. PMC

Levy, N., (2014). 'Addiction as a disorder of belief', Biology & Philosophy, Vol: 29(3): 337-355. PMC

Levy, N., (2014). "Psychopaths and blame: The argument from content" Philosophical Psychology, Vol: online. PMC

Levy, N., (2014). 'Consciousness, Implicit Attitudes and Moral Responsibility', Noûs, Vol: 48: 21-40. [open access]

Maslen, H., Earp, B., Cohen Kadosh, R. and Savulescu, J., (2014), 'Brain stimulation for treatment and enhancement in children: an ethical analysis', Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Vol. 8(953) PMC

Maslen, H., Faulmüller, N. and Savulescu, J., (2014), 'Pharmacological cognitive enhancement - how future neuroscientific research could advance ethical debate', Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, Vol: 8 (107). PMC

Maslen, H., Douglas, T., Cohen Kadosh, R., Levy, N. and Savulescu, J., (2014). "The regulation of cognitive enhancement devices: extending the medical model" Journal of Law and the Biosciences, Vol: 1(1): 68-93 [open access] PMC

Maslen, H., Savulescu, J., Levy, N., Cohen Kadosh, R. and Douglas, T., (2014), 'Mind Machines: The Regulation of Cognitive Enhancement Devices', Oxford Martin School Policy Paper [freely available]

Pugh, J. (2014), 'Autonomy, Natality and Freedom: A Liberal Re-examination of Habermas in the Enhancement Debate', Bioethics, Vol: 29(3), 145-152. PMC

Roache, R., (2014). 'Can Brain Scans Prove Criminals Unaccountable?', AJOB Neuroscience, Vol: 5(2): 35-37. PMC

Santoni De Sio, F., Faulmüller, N. and Vincent, N. A., (2014), 'How cognitive enhancement can change our duties', Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, Vol: 8(131). PMC

Schaefer, G.O., Savulescu, J. and Kahane, G., (2014), 'Autonomy and Enhancement', Neuroethics, Vol: 7(2), pp 123-136. PMC

Schaefer, G. O. and Savulescu, J., (2014), 'The Ethics of Producing In Vitro Meat', Journal of Applied Philosophy, Vol: 31(2): 188-202. PMC

Schelle, K. J., Faulmüller, N., Caviola, L. and Hewstone, M., (2014), 'Attitudes towards pharmacological cognitive enhancement – a review', Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, Vol: 8(53). PMC

Shea, N., (2014), 'Reward prediction error signals are meta-representational', Noûs, Vol: Vol: 48(2): 314-341. PMC

Shea, N., (2014). 'Naturalising Representational Content' Philosophy Compass, Vol: 8(5): 496–509. [open access] PMC

Shepherd, J., (2014), 'Consciousness, free will, and moral responsibility: Taking the folk seriously', Philosophical Psychology, Vol: 28(7): 929-946. [open access]

Shepherd, J., (2014). "The Contours of Control" Philosophical Studies, Vol: Vol: 170(3): 395-411. PMC

Wilkinson, D., De Crespigny, L. and Xafis, V., (2014), 'Ethical language and decision-making for prenatally diagnosed lethal malformations', Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine, Vol: 19(5): 306-311. PMC

Wilkinson, D. and Savulescu, J., (2014), 'A costly separation between withdrawing and withholding treatment in intensive care', Bioethics, Vol: 28(3): 127-137. PMC

Wilkinson, D. and Savulescu, J., (2014), 'Disability, discrimination and death: is it justified to ration life saving treatment for disabled newborn infants?', Monash Bioethics Review., Vol: 32(1-2): 43-62. PMC

Wilkinson, D., De Crespigny, L., Lees, C., Savulescu, J., Thiele, P., Tran, T. and Watkins, A. (2014), 'Perinatal management of trisomy 18: a survey of obstetricians in Australia, New Zealand and the UK', Prenatal Diagnosis, Vol: 34(1): 42-49 PMC

Barutchu, A., Becker, S. I., Carter, O., Hester, R. and Levy, N., (2013). 'The role of task-related learned representations in explaining asymmetries in task switching', PLoS ONE, Vol: 4(e61729). [open access]

Barutchu, A., Carter, O., Hester, R. and Levy, N., (2013). 'Strength in cognitive self-regulation', Frontiers in Cognition, Vol: 4: 1-10. [open access]

Clarke, S. (2013). 'The Precautionary Principle and the Dual Use Dilemma'. in B. Rappert and M. Selgelid, (Eds.) On the Dual Uses of Science and Ethics: Principles, Practices and Prospects . (Canberra, ANU E-Press) [free]

Douglas, T. and Devolder, K., (2013). "Procreative Altruism: Beyond Individualism in Reproductive Selection" Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, Vol: 38(4): 400-419. PMC

Douglas, T., Powell, R. and Savulescu, J., (2013), 'Is the creation of artificial life morally significant?' Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Vol: 44(4 (Part B)): 688–696. (4th most downloaded article from ScienceDirect in 90 day period) PMC

Douglas, T., Bonte, P., Focquaert, F., Devolder, K. and Sterckx, S., (2013), 'Coercion, Incarceration, and Chemical Castration: An Argument From Autonomy', Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, Vol: 10(3) pp. 393-405 PMC

Douglas, T., (2013), 'Moral enhancement via direct emotion modulation: a reply to John Harris', Bioethics, Vol: 27(3): 160-168 PMC

Douglas, T., (2013), 'Human enhancement and supra-personal moral status', Philosophical Studies, Vol: 162(3): 473-497 PMC

Douglas, T., (2013), 'A Concise Argument: On The Wrongness of Killing', Journal of Medical Ethics Vol: 39(1): 1-2 [freely available]

Earp, B. D., Wudarczyk, O. A., Sandberg, A. and Savulescu, J. (2013), 'If I Could Just Stop Loving You: Anti-Love Biotechnology and the Ethics of a Chemical Breakup', American Journal of Bioethics, Vol: 13(11) pp. 3-17. PMC

Farias, M., Newheiser, A.-K., Kahane, G. and de Toledo, Z., (2013), 'Scientific Faith: Belief in Science Increases in the Face of Stress and Existential Anxiety', The Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Vol: 49(6): 1201-1213. PMC

Kahane, G., (2013), 'Must Metaethical Realism Make a Semantic Claim?' Journal of Moral Philosophy, Vol: 10(2): 148–178 EPMC

Kahane, G., (2013), 'The armchair and the trolley: an argument for experimental ethics', Philosophical Studies, Vol: 162(2): 421-445 PMC

Levy, N., (2013). 'Addiction is not a brain disease (and it matters)', Frontiers in Addictive Disorders & Behavioral Dyscontrol, Vol: 4: 1-7. [open access]

Pugh, J., Kahane, G. and Savulescu, J. (2013), 'Cohen’s Conservatism and Human Enhancement', The Journal of Ethics, Vol: 17(4): 331-354 PMC

Savulescu, J. and Persson, I., (2013), 'Getting moral enhancement right: the desirability of moral bioenhancement', Bioethics, Vol: 27(3): 124-131 PMC

Shea, N., (2013), 'Inherited representations are read in development', British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Vol: 64(1): 1-31 PMC

Shepherd, J. and Mele, A., (2013). "Situationism and Agency" Journal of Practical Ethics, Vol: 1(1): 62-83. (freely available from journal's website)

Terbeck, S., Kahane, G., McTavish, S., Savulescu, J., Levy, N., Hewstone, M. and Cowen, P.J., (2013), 'Beta adrenergic blockade reduces utilitarian judgement', Biological Psychology, Vol: 92(2): 323-328. PMC

Wiech, K., Kahane, G., Shackel, N., Farias, M., Savulescu, J. and Tracey, I., (2013), 'Cold or Calculating? Reduced Activity in the Subgenual Cingulate Reflects Decreased Aversion to Harming in Counterintuitive Utilitarian Judgment', Cognition, Vol: 126(3): 364-372. PMC

Wudarczyk, O.A., Earp, B.D., Guastella, A. and Savulescu, J., (2013), 'Could intranasal oxytocin be used to enhance relationships? Research imperatives, clinical policy, and ethical considerations', Current Opinion in Psychiatry, Vol: 26(5): 475-484. PMC

Anderson, J., Strelkowa, N., Stan, G., Douglas, T., Savulescu, J., Barahona, M. and Papachristodoulou, A., (2012), 'Engineering and ethical perspectives in synthetic biology', EMBO Reports, Vol: 13: 584 - 590 PMC

Bourne, H., Douglas, T. and Savulescu, J., (2012), 'Procreative beneficence and in vitro gametogenesis', Monash Bioethics Review, Vol: 30(2): 29-4PMC

Brown, D. L., Clarke, S. and Oakley, J., (2012). 'Cardiac Surgeon Report Cards, Referral for Cardiac Surgery, and the Ethical Responsibilities of Cardiologists', Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Vol: 59(25). [free]

Cohen Kadosh, R., Levy, N., O’Shea, J., Shea, N. and Savulescu, J., (2012), 'The Neuroethics of Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation', Current Biology, Vol: 22(4): R1-R4 Word

Douglas, T., (2012), Commentary: 'Self-serving bias and the structure of moral status', Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol: 38: 141-142

Earp, B., Sandberg, A. and Savulescu, J., (2012), 'Natural Selection, Childrearing, and the Ethics of Marriage (and Divorce): Building a Case for the Neuroenhancement of Human Relationships', Philosophy & Technology, Vol: online first PMC

Foddy, B., (2012), 'The Right and Wrong of Growing Old: Assessing the Argument from Evolution', Philosophy & Technology, Vol: 25(4): 547-560 PMC

Kahane, G., Wiech, K., Shackel, N., Farias, M., Savulescu, J. and Tracey, I. (2012), 'The Neural Basis of Intuitive and Counterintuitive Moral Judgement', Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, Vol: 7(4): 393–402 PMC

Kahane, G. and Savulescu, J., (2012), 'The Concept of Harm and the Significance of Normality', Journal of Applied Philosophy, Vol: 29(4). PMC

Kahane, G., (2012), 'The value question in metaphysics', Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol: 85(1): 27-55 PMC

Kahane, G., (2012), 'On the Wrong Track: Process and Content in Moral Psychology', Mind & Language, Vol: 27(5): 519–545 PMC

Kahane, G. and Savulescu, J., (2012), 'The Concept of Harm and the Significance of Normality', Journal of Applied Philosophy, Vol: 29(4): 318-332 PMC

Lacey, N. and H, P., (2012), 'From the Consulting Room to the Court Room? Taking the Clinical Model of Responsibility Without Blame into the Legal Realm.' Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Vol: 33(1): 1-29. PMC

Levy, N., (2012), 'Ecological Engineering: Reshaping Our Environments to Achieve Our Goals', Philosophy & Technology Vol: 25(4): 589-604 PMC

Powell, R. and Clarke, S., (2012), 'Religion as an Evolutionary Byproduct: A Critique of the Standard Model', British Journal for the Philosophy of Science Vol: 63(3): 457-486.

Savulescu, J. and Persson, I., (2012), 'Moral Enhancement, Freedom and the God Machine', The Monist, Vol: 95(3): 399-421 PMC

Shea, N., (2012), 'New thinking, innateness and inherited representation', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, Vol: 367(1599): 2234-2244 PMC

Terbeck, S., Kahane, G., McTavish, S., Savulescu, J., Cowen, P. and Hewstone, M. (2012), 'Propranolol reduces implicit negative racial bias', Psychopharmacology Vol: 222 (3), pp.419-424 PMC

Wilkinson, D. and Savulescu, J. (2012), 'Should We Allow Organ Donation Euthanasia? Alternatives for Maximizing the Number and Quality of Organs for Transplantation', Bioethics Vol: 26(1) PMC

Wilkinson, D., Savulescu, J. and Slater, R., (2012), 'Sugaring the pill. Ethics and uncertainties in the use of sucrose for newborn infants', Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, Vol: 166(7): 629–633. PMC

Edmonds, D. (2011) 'Out of thin air' Prospect Magazine, December issue

Kahane, G. (2011), 'Mastery Without Mystery: Why there is no Promethean Sin in Enhancement', Journal of Applied Philosophy, Vol: 28(4): 355–368 PMC

Kahane, G. and T. Chan. (2011), 'The trouble with being sincere', The Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Vol: 41(2): 215-234 PMC

Kahane, G. and J. Savulescu. (2011), 'Disability: A Welfarist Approach', Clinical Ethics, Vol: 6(1): 45-51 PMC

Kahane, G. (2011), 'Should We Want God to Exist?' Philosophy and Phenomenological Research Vol: 82(3): pp. 674-696.

Kahane, G. (2011), 'Evolutionary Debunking Arguments', Noûs, Vol 45(1) pp. 103–125 PMC

Levy, N., (2011), 'Resisting Weakness of the Will', Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol: 82 (1): 134-155 PMC

Levy, N. (2011), 'Searle's Wager', AI and Society, Vol: 26(4): 363-369 PMC

Levy, N. (2011), 'Neuroethics: A new way of doing ethics', AJOB Neuroscience, Vol: 2(2) pp. 3-9 PMC

Levy, N. (2011), 'Response to Open Peer Commentaries: Neuroethics: A new way of doing ethics', AJOB Neuroscience, Vol: 2(2) pp. W1-W4 PMC

Savulescu, J. and I. Persson. (2011), 'Getting moral enhancement right: the desirability of moral bioenhancement', Bioethics, Vol: online first 29 Jul 2011. PMC

Savulescu, J. and Persson, I. (2011), 'The Turn for Ultimate Harm: A Reply to Fenton', Journal of Medical Ethics Vol: 37(7): pp. 441-444 PMC

Savulescu, J. and Finn, A. (2011), 'Is Immunisation Child Protection?' The Lancet Series Vol: early online 9 June.

Shea, N., Pen, I. and Uller, T. (2011), 'Three epigenetic information channels and their different roles in evolution', Journal of Evolutionary Biology Vol: 24: pp. 1178-1187 PMC

Shea, N. (2011), 'Developmental Systems Theory Formulated as a Claim About Inherited Information', Philosophy of Science Vol: 78(1): pp. 60-82 PMC

Shea, N., (2011), 'Methodological Encounters with the Phenomenal Kind', Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol: 84(2): 307-344 PMC

Wilkinson, D. and J. Savulescu. (2011), 'Knowing when to stop: futility in the ICU', Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology, Vol: 24(2): 160-165 PMC

Wilkinson, D., (2011), 'A Life Worth Giving? The Threshold for Permissible Withdrawal of Life Support From Disabled Newborn Infants', The American Journal of Bioethics Vol: 11(2) PMC

de Crespigny, L., Wilkinson, D., Douglas, T., Textor, M. and Savulescu, J., (2010), 'Australian attitudes to early and late abortion', Medical Journal of Australia, Vol: 193(1): 9-12.

Douglas, T. and Savulescu, J. (2010), 'Synthetic biology and the ethics of knowledge', Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol: 36(11) pp. 687-693 PMC

Douglas, T., (2010), 'Should Institutions Prioritize Rectification over Aid?' Philosophical Quarterly, Vol: 60(241): 698-717 PMC

Douglas, T. (2010). 'Intertemporal Disagreement and Empirical Slippery Slope Arguments' Utilitas 22(2): 184-197 PMC

Erler, A. (2010), ‘Does memory modification threaten our authenticity?’, Neuroethics, Vol: 4, 235-249 PMC

Foddy, B. and Savulescu, J., (2010). "A Liberal Account of Addiction" Philosophy, Psychology, and Psychiatry, Vol: 17(1): 1-22. PMC

Kahane, G. and Shackel, N. (2010), 'Methodological Issues in the Neuroscience of Moral Judgment', Mind and Language Vol: 25(5): pp. 561-582 PMC

Mars, R.B., Shea, N.J., Kolling, N. and Rushworth, M.F.S., (2010), 'Model-based analyses: Promises, pitfalls, and example applications to the study of cognitive control', Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Vol: 65(2): 252-267 PMC

Savulescu, J. and Kahane, G. (2010), ‘The value of sex in procreative reasons’, American Journal of Bioethics, Vol: 10(7) pp. 22-24 PMC

Shea, N. and Bayne, T., (2010), 'The Vegetative State and the Science of Consciousness', British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Vol: 61(3): 459-484 PMC

Douglas, T., (2009), 'Medical Injury Compensation: Beyond “No-Fault”', Medical Law Review, Vol: 17(1): 30-51.

Kahane, G. and Savulescu, J. (2009), 'Brain-damaged patients and the moral significance of consciousness', The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, Vol: 33(1) pp. 1-21 PMC

Kahane, G., Skene, L., Wilkinson, D. and Savulescu, J. (2009) 'Neuroimaging and the Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Treatment from Patients in the Vegetative State', Medical Law Review, Vol: 17(2)

Levy, N., (2009), 'What Difference does Consciousness Make?' Monash Bioethics Review, Vol: 28 (2)

Shea, N. (2009), 'Imitation as an inheritance system', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B Vol: 364(1528) pp. 2429-2443

Shea, N. and Heyes, C. (2009), 'Metamemory as evidence of animal consciousness: the type that does the trick', Biology & Philosophy, Vol: 5 (1) pp.95-110 PMC

Wilkinson, D., Kahane, G., Horne, M. and Savulescu, J. (2009), 'Functional neuroimaging and withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment from vegetative patients', Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol: 35 pp. 508-511 PMC

Douglas, T., (2008), 'Moral Enhancement', Journal of Applied Philosophy, Vol: 25(3): 228-245.

Levy, N. (2008), 'Introducing Neuroethics', Neuroethics Vol: 1(1): pp. 1-8.

Savulescu, J. and Persson, I. (2008), 'The Perils of Cognitive Enhancement and the Urgent Imperative to Enhance the Moral Character of Humanity', Journal of Applied Philosophy, Vol: 25(3) pp. 162 - 167

Douglas, T. (2007). 'Ethics Committees and the Legality of Research' Journal of Medical Ethics 33(12): 732-736.

Savulescu, J. (2006), 'Conscientious Objection in Medicine', British Medical Journal, Vol: 332 pp. 294-297

Sheehan, M. and Gillies, J. (2006), 'When should patients be held responsible for their lifestyle choices?' British Medical Journal, Vol: 332 pp. 279

Levy, N. (2005), 'The Good, the Bad and the Blameworthy', Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, Vol: 1 pp. 1-16

Savulescu, J., Thomson, J., Schofield, P., Mileshkin, L., Agalianos, E., Zalcberg, J. and Jefford, M. (2005), 'Medical Paternalism and Expensive Unsubsidised Drugs', British Medical Journal, Vol: 331 pp. 1075 - 1077

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