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The Slope Proves Slippery for Belgian Euthanasia Practice

one month ago

Three years after warning against the “disturbing unforeseen consequences can follow” legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide, using the Belgian case as an example, Dr. Calum MacKellar revisits the case to discuss with STI whether his predictions have been realized.

Bioethics
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Digital Living

4 months ago

As technology both offers and demands of us lifestyle changes as fast as we can absorb them, we must cope with the new possibilities and new vulnerabilities it introduces into our home lives.

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Can a 'New Deal' Strengthen Journalism’s Civic Functions?

4 months ago

The Forum on Information and Democracy has published its recommendations to alleviate the fragility of global journalism, in a report led by Rasmus Kleis Nielsen. The group is calling for a new pact for the profession and a plan to secure 0.1% of the world's annual GDP for journalism, with the aim of guaranteeing its social function.

Civil Society
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What Do Disruptive Technologies Disrupt?

4 months ago

Philip Brey, Professor of Philosophy of Technology at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Twente and STI expert, was a keynote speaker at the International Workshop on Controversies and Polarization on Disruptive Technologies, a hybrid meeting held virtually and in Granada, Spain, October 5-6, 2020. His address dealt with “Disruptive Technologies: Social, Moral and Ontological Consequences.” The following is an abridged version of a subsequent interview.

Culture and Lifestyles
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Beaurocrats V. Parents: Who Knows Best for Pre-schoolers?

4 months ago

With record-low rates of births and marriages combined with COVID-related economic hardship, family policy initiatives have taken on renewed urgency in the US. President Biden’s solution – the American Families Plan – has sparked criticism from those who interpret it as imposing a view of family not shared by the majority of the people who most need the help.

Family