2013 Papers

Book Chapters

  • Beckstead, N. and Ord, T., (2013). 'Rationing and Rationality: the cost of avoiding discrimination', in N. Eyal and et al, (Eds.) Inequalities in Health: Concepts, Measures, and Ethics. (Oxford: OUP) pp 232–239.
  • Birks, D., Kahane, G. and Savulescu, J., (2013), 'Bioethics'. in J. E. Crimmins and D. C. Long, (Eds.), The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism. (Bloomsbury Press) pp 57- 59.
  • 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] 
  • Clarke, S., Powell, R. and Savulescu, J. (2013), 'Religion, Tolerance and Intolerance: Views from Across the Disciplines', in S. Clarke, R. Powell and J. Savulescu (Eds.) Religion, Intolerance, and Conflict: A Scientific and Conceptual Investigation, (Oxford: OUP)
  • Clarke, S., Powell, R. and Savulescu, J. (2013), 'Commentary: Religion, Intolerance and Conflict: Practical Implications for Social Policy', in S. Clarke, R. Powell and J. Savulescu (Eds.) Religion, Intolerance, and Conflict: A Scientific and Conceptual Investigation, (Oxford: OUP)
  • Douglas, T., (2013), 'Enhancement, Biomedical'. in H. LaFollette, (Ed.) International Encyclopedia of Ethics. (Wiley Blackwell)
  • Douglas, T. (2013). 'An Expected Value Approach to the Dual-Use Problem'. in M. Selgelid and B. Rappert (Eds.) On the Dual Uses of Science and Ethics: Principles, Practices, and Prospects (ANU Press) Freely available to download.
  • Foddy, B., Kahane, G. and Savulescu, J., (2013), 'Practical Neuropsychiatric Ethics' in. K. W. M. Fulford, M. Davies, G. Graham, J. Sadler, G. Stanghellini and T. Thornton (eds). The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Psychiatry, (Oxford: OUP)
  • Hewstone, M. and H. Maslen, (2013), 'Intergroup Forgiveness and Apology: Psychological Research and Philosophical Considerations'. in  C. A. Lewis, M. B. Rogers, K. M. Loewenthal et al., (Eds.)  Aspects of terrorism and martyrdom: Dying for good, dying for God. (Lampeter, UK: Edwin Meller Press)
  • Hiruta, K., (2013), 'Isaiah Berlin' in. M. Nakamasa (eds). Seijishiso no Chie [Ideas in Political Thought] (Kyoto: Horitsu Bunka-sha) pp 161-77.  
  • Kahane, G., (2013), 'Designing Children and Respect for the Given'  Ethics For the Future of Life: Proceedings of the 2012 Uehiro-Carnegie-Oxford Ethics Conference (ebook): 80-87.
  • Jamison, D., Jha, P., Laxminarayan, R. and Ord, T. (2013). 'Infectious Disease', in B. Lomborg, (Ed.) Global Problems, Smart Solutions: Costs and Benefits. (Cambridge: CUP) pp 390–426.
  • Maslen, H. and J. V. Roberts, (2013), 'The Role of Remorse at Sentencing: An Analysis of Guidelines and Empirical Practice'. in  A. Ashworth and J. V. Roberts, (Eds.)   Sentencing Guidelines: Exploring the English Model. (Oxford: Oxford University Press)
  • Persson, I. and Savulescu, J., (2013), 'The Limits of Religious Tolerance A Secular View', in S. Clarke, R. Powell and J. Savulescu (Eds.)
    Religion, Intolerance, and Conflict: A Scientific and Conceptual Investigation, (Oxford: OUP)
  • Roberts, J. V. and H. Maslen, (2014), 'After the Crime: Post-Offence Conduct and Penal Censure'. in  A. Simester, U. Neumann and A. du Bois-Pedain, (Eds.)   Liberal Criminal Theory: Essays for Andreas von Hirsch. (Oxford: Hart Publishing):
  • Savulescu, J., And Beauchamp, Z., (2013), 'Robot Angels: Teleoperated Combat Vehicles In Humanitarian Military Intervention'. in B. J. Strawser, (Ed.), Killing by Remote Control: The Ethics of an Unmanned Military. (New York: Oxford University Press) pp 106-125.

Journal Articles

Conference Proceedings


Ethics for the Future of Life: Proceedings of the 2012 Uehiro-Carnegie-Oxford Ethics Conference

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Recent advances in the life sciences have posed profound and unsettling ethical questions. We now have an unprecedented understanding of the nature of life on this planet. This has brought us new powers. These powers will change us; our lives going forward will be different than ever before. We now have the technology to regenerate existing life forms, and even to generate new life forms. The science of stem cells, cloning, genetic engineering, artificial reproduction and synthetic biology provides powerful tools to change and create new life. What is the value of these new powers and what is its meaning? What does the ability to create and change life mean for human beings, other life forms and the world? How far should we go? Or have we already gone too far? What possibilities and challenges lie ahead for our medicine and health? What roles can justice and religion play in managing the incessant output of cutting-edge research in the life sciences?

This publication is the outcome of the international conference under the theme ‘Life: Its Nature, Value and Meaning – No Turning Back? Ethics for the Future of Life’ held on 17th and 18th of May 2012, sponsored by the Uehiro Foundation on Ethics and Education, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, and Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics.

The world’s leading scholars gathered to discuss the possibility and nature of practical ethics for the future of life, chaired by Professor Tetsuro Shimizu and Professor Julian Savulescu.


1. Karuoko Aita: The family-oriented priority organ donation clause in Japan—Fair or unfair?   pp 1-8.
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2. Akira Akabayashi & Misao Fujita: The Present and Future of Stem Cell Therapy in Japan   pp 9-19
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3. Tom Beauchamp: Common Morality, Human Rights, and Multiculturalism in Japanese and American Bioethics   pp 20-36
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4. Roger Crisp: Future Generations, Sufficiency, and Biotechnology   pp 37-46
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5. Ruth Faden & Madison Powers: Biotechnology, Justice and Health   pp 47-59
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6. Masaki Ichinose: Hybrid Nature of Causation   pp 60-80
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7. Guy Kahane: Designing Children and Respect for the Given   pp 81-88
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8. Satoshi Kodama: Tsunami-tendenko and morality in disaster situations pp 89-96
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9. Masahiro Morioka: Why is It Hard for Us to Accept Moral Bioenhancement? : Comment on Savulescu’s Argument   pp 97-108
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10. Ingmar Persson & Julian Savulescu: The Meaning of Life: Science, Equality and Eternity   pp 109-124
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11. Susumu Shimazono: Risk Assessment of Severe Nuclear Power Plant Accidents and Ethics in Science and Technology   pp 125-133
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12. Tetsuro Shimizu: The Ethics of Unity and Difference   pp 134-143
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13. Tetsuhiko Shinagawa: The Status of the Human Being: Manipulating Subject, Manipulated Object, and Human Dignity   pp 144-154
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14. Shinya Yamanaka: Induction of Pluripotency by Defined Factors   pp 155-158
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