Subject: Philosophy & Ethics

Cultural, Education, Medical Humanities, Philosophy & Ethics, Race, Science, Social Justice

The Folly of Apolitical Science

By Johnathan Flowers, PhD A persistent myth in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Medicine) fields argues that sci...

November 15, 2021

Conflict of Interest, Health Policy & Insurance, Health Regulation & Law, Philosophy & Ethics, Public Health, Vaccines

The Pandemic of the Unvaccinated: John Stuart Mill and Mandates

By Brian M. Cummings, MD and John J. Paris, SJ, PhD John Stuart Mill proclaimed, “Over himself, over his own body and ...

August 11, 2021

Philosophy & Ethics

Cognitive Transformation, Dementia, and the Moral Weight of Advance Directives

Abstract Dementia patients in the moderate-late stage of the disease can, and often do, express different preferences th...

Ethics, Philosophy & Ethics, Public Health

The Cult of Autonomy and Why Bioethics Needs to Become More Communal

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. In the mythology of the founding of bioethics, we learn that this nascent field sprang whole fro...

September 24, 2020

Health Disparities, Justice, Philosophy & Ethics, Politics, Social Justice

Where Have All the Bioethicists Gone?

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. “What can bioethics do to help with the racial injustice” is a refrain that I wish I heard m...

June 5, 2020

Neuroethics, Organ Transplant & Donation, Philosophy & Ethics

Legal and Ethical Considerations for Requiring Consent for Apnea Testing in Brain Death Determination

Abstract The past decade has witnessed escalating legal and ethical challenges to the diagnosis of death by neurologic c...

Informed Consent, Neuroethics, Philosophy & Ethics

Brain Death Testing: Time for National Uniformity

Abstract It is time to revise the Uniform Determination of Death Act (UDDA) to assure a consistent nationwide approach t...

Clinical Ethics, Decision making, Ethics, Global Ethics, Health Care, Philosophy & Ethics, Professional Ethics

COVID-19: The Need for “Emergency Multidisplinary Team Meetings”

by Henri-Corto Stoeklé Ph.D., Asmahane Benmaziane M.D., Philippe Beuzeboc M.D., Christian Hervé, M.D., Ph.D. In a lett...

May 27, 2020

Ethics, Philosophy & Ethics, Public Health

Pandemic Justice: Clarifying Guidance for Resource Allocation

by Rosamond Rhodes, Ph.D. In their timely article, “Fair Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources in the Time of Covid-1...

April 13, 2020

Neuroethics, Philosophy & Ethics, Technology

Artificial Intelligence in Service of Human Needs: Pragmatic First Steps Toward an Ethics for Semi-Autonomous Agents

Abstract The ethics of robots and artificial intelligence (AI) typically centers on “giving ethics” to as-yet imagin...

Neuroethics, Philosophy & Ethics, Technology

Superethics Instead of Superintelligence: Know Thyself, and Apply Science Accordingly

Abstract The human species is combining an increased understanding of our cognitive machinery with the development of a ...

Neuroethics, Philosophy & Ethics, Technology

Deep Fakes and Memory Malleability: False Memories in the Service of Fake News

Abstract Deep fakes have rapidly emerged as one of the most ominous concerns within modern society. The ability to easil...

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