Enacting Discrimination: A Human Rights Defence of Selecting for Deafness -Albany Lucas

Enacting Discrimination: A Human Rights Defence of Selecting for Deafness.  Master of Bioethics and Health Law Dissertation Abstract: Section 8.3 of the New Zealand Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology’s Guidelines on Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis prohibits the use of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) to “select embryos with a genetic impairment seen in a parent”. The […]

A Better Path to Enhancement? -Stacey Broom

A Better Path to Enhancement? PhD Thesis Abstract: The way that bioethicists use the term ‘human enhancement’ is far from clear.  Much work needs to be done to ensure that those within the enhancement debate are not letting discussions slip by them because they are lacking a shared definition.  Some bioethicists, such as Julian Savulescu […]

Caring for autonomous Being: identity, addiction and dementia – Lynne Bowyer

Caring for autonomous Being: identity, addiction and dementia PhD Thesis Abstract: In this thesis I call into question the metaphysical assumptions that inform western thought and which dominate our understanding of the world and ourselves within it. I argue that the abstract theoretical orientation of western metaphysics is inherently flawed, generating concepts and structures of […]

Science or entertainment? Debunking Dr. Oz

A fellow postgrad, Taryn Knox (check out her thoughts in the comments below), just sent me the link to Dr. Oz’s Miraculous Medical Advice: Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain. This article critically analyses day-time TV host Dr. Oz’s so-called ‘medical advice’. It is an extremely interesting look into the type of methods […]