Can machines substitute scientists in the crucial aspects of scientific practice? Scientific practice takes place in a context increasingly populated and executed by machines, and the objects of study are themselves increasingly constructed and identified by means of technology.
Cambridge has published the first interdisciplinary study of the Belgian experience with end of life legislation. Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Lessons from Belgium examines the country’s experience from legal, medical and philosophical perspectives, by way of example.
El Salvador hosted a round table on the legal status of the human embryo, considering biological, philosophical, ethical and legal perspectives . This small country is among the few whose constitution recognizes a human embryo’s legal personhood.
In her new book, "The Ethics of Pregnancy, Abortion and Childbirth: Exploring Moral Choices in Childbearing," Dr. Helen Watt addresses that question from a philosophical angle. Watt (Focus on the Embryo) expands on her work in this interview for STI.
STI is pleased to share with its community this paper by Professor Nicolas Gisin (Is Science Compatible with Our Desire for Freedom?), presented at the Conference "Time in Physics" at the ETH-Zurich (September 2015) and recently published online.
Joseph E. Davis (Construction of New Realities in Medicine) discusses some of the conclusions from our latest publication "To Fix or To Heal," of which he is co-editor.
Since Florida State University philosophy professor Al Mele spoke at STI’s 2010 Experts Meeting Is Science Compatible with Free Will?, he has been prolific on the topic.
Physician assisted suicide has been the subject of an historic vote in the United Kingdom. Professor David Albert Jones, director of the Anscombe Bioethics Centre in Oxford describes the significance of the vote and their contribution to the debate.
"Science and Religion: Strangers, Rivals, or Partners in the Search for Truth?" was the topic of a University of Notre Dame seminar this summer lectured by Providence College STI expert Rev. Nicanor Austriaco.
Dr. Calum MacKellar, Director of Research of the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics, signs this article on the ethical implications of gene editing of human embryos. Dr. MacKellar participated in STI's Experts Meeting "Focus on the embryo" (2009).
A professor of Biomedical Humanities at the University of Navarra, Luis Echarte has recently authored “Hábitos emocionales en torno a la salud y la belleza” (Emotional habits surrounding health and beauty), published by EUNSA.
McGill University Professor Margaret Somerville (Construction of New Realities in Medicine) reflects on the controversy between patients’ right of access to abortion and doctors’ freedom of conscience.
In 1994, Josephine Quintavalle founded CORE (Comment on Reproductive Ethics), an international think tank that deals with the problems related to the practice of in vitro fertilization. She participated in STI Experts Meeting "Focus on the Embryo".
Professor Gisin has been awarded Switzerland’s highest scientific distinction.
Nicanor Austriaco: "Recovering a Robust Account of Substantial Form Will Allow Us to Better Bring Science and Religion Into Conversation"
A molecular biologist and a moral theologian at Providence College, Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., participated in STI's Experts Meeting "Focus on the Embryo" and recently gave a presentation at the Anscombe Centre for Bioethics at Oxford University.
The Linacre Quarterly has published Dr. David Albert Jones’ review of the book "Is This Cell a Human Being? Exploring the Status of Embryos, Stem Cells and Human-Animal Hybrids"
Harvard Philosopher and Astrophysicist Bob Doyle has published the book Free Will: The Scandal in Philosophy, crediting STI's "Is Science Compatible with our Desire for Freedom?" Experts Meeting for spurring on much of his work.
STI's Is Science Compatible with Our Desire for Freedom? experts meeting is now available to watch on YouTube.
World-renowned physicists, neuroscientists and philosophers gathered in Barcelona to shed light on the important question posed by STI's latest bioethics Experts Meeting: "Is Science Compatible with Our Desire for Freedom?"