Assisted dying and medical technology

Because we think of new technologies as good things in their own right we do not apply sufficient care to how and when to use them. Too often there is a default assumption that if a technology is available it should be used. If it were not so, we should be debating not ‘assisted dying’ but ‘hindered dying’. Read more...

The philosophy behind science

The dangers of exaggerating the scope and value of science Read more...

Assisted dying and the spookiness of death

How our reluctance to talk about death hinders the debate about assisted dying Read more...

The Chancellor versus the charities

On George Osborne's speech criticising charities. He is right to think their aims oppose his. Read more...

Assisted dying and the sanctity of life

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Assisted dying: why is it so difficult to know what to do? Is part of the problem our uncertainties about the sanctity of life? Read more...