Miles Little is a retired professor of surgery who started a bioethics centre at the University of Sydney.
In a liberal capitalist society, Charlie Teo exemplifies the freedom and the potential of the entrepreneur
Does the unease about well-known neurosurgeon Charlie Teo arise from jealousy? Or is there something wrong with the wider social system? Continue reading »
Ageism is an attitude toward the aged in our midst that marks them out as a specific group demanding special recognition for their shortcomings and their demands. Old age is experienced individually; ageism removes that sense of individuality by insisting that the aged as a cohort are burdensome, costly, and politically awkward. Continue reading »
The coronavirus pandemic has emphasised the civic split between those who accept that exceptional times demand exceptional measures and those who believe that nothing should trump individual rights. Bioethics should make clear whose argument should dominate, but the customs and beliefs of our pluralist time mean that ethical reasoning lacks authority. Continue reading »