The Institute for Science and Ethics
The Institute for Science and Ethics (formerly known as the Program on Ethics of the New Biosciences) was established in 2005. The Institute's approach was to apply analytic philosophy and argument from a non-partisan, open position, and to work directly with scientists to understand, analyse and interpret complex issues arising from scientific advance. The following page is an archived resource.
Workshop: Cyberselves in Immersive Technologies
Prosociality and trust
The need for moral enhancement: TEDxBarcelona
Next big thing: The Miracle Pill - Q&A
Next big thing: The Miracle Pill - Panel discussion
"Ethics and plant science – improving food yields in a changing environment" with Prof Liam Dolan and Prof Jane Langdale
"Ethics and infectious disease – navigating the moral maze of pandemic control" with Prof Paul Klenerman
"Killing with computers – the ethics of autonomous and remote controlled weapons" by Dr Alex Leveringhaus and Dapo Akande
Can changing our human values create a better future?
International crisis and the failure of global ethics
Human nature and human enhancement
To enhance or not to enhance?
What are the ethics of the new biosciences?
What is science for?
Understanding the human condition
Genomics – From humans to the environment
Why is Cognitive Enhancement Deemed Unacceptable? The Role of Fairness, Deservingness, and Hollow Achievements
The Ethics of Deep Brain Stimulation for the Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa
Remorse, Penal Theory and Sentencing
Brain stimulation for treatment and enhancement in children: an ethical analysis
Summary: Mind Machines: The Regulation of Cognitive Enhancement Devices
Mind Machines: The Regulation of Cognitive Enhancement Devices
A case for the neuroenhancement of human relationships
Engineering and ethical perspectives in synthetic biology
The neuroethics of non-invasive brain stimulation
Is immunisation child protection?
Infectious Disease Ethics: Limiting Liberty in Contexts of Contagion
Actualizable Potential, Reproduction, and Embryo Research: Bringing Embryos into Existence for Different Purposes or Not at All
Human Liberation: removing biological and psychological barriers to freedom
Neuroimaging and the withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment from patients in vegetative state
Effective use of a Limited Antiviral Stockpile for Pandemic Influenza
Brain Damage and the Moral Significance of Consciousness
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