Editor's Note: How Can We Make a Difference? The Perils of Heroism
Journal of Medical Ethics 2004 February; 30(1): 52
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The perils of cognitive enhancement and the urgent imperative to enhance the moral character of humanity Persson, Ingmar; Savulescu, Julian (2008-08)As history shows, some human beings are capable of acting very immorally. Technological advance and consequent exponential growth in cognitive power means that even rare evil individuals can act with catastrophic effect. ...
Rational Non-Interventional Paternalism: Why Doctors Ought to Make Judgments of What Is Best for Their Patients Savulescu, Julian (1995-12)This paper argues that doctors ought to make all things considered value judgments about what is best for their patients. It illustrates some of the shortcomings of the model of doctor as 'fact-provider'. The 'fact-provider' ...