Pills that improve morality: Julian Savulescu at TEDxBarcelona

Julian Savulescu is an australian philosopher and bioethicist. He is Uehiro Professor of Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford, Fellow of St Cross College, Oxford, Director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Sir Louis Matheson Distinguished Visiting Professor at Monash University, and Head of the Melbourne--Oxford Stem Cell Collaboration, which is devoted to examining the ethical implications ofcloning and embryonic stem cell research.

In his talk, Julian shows us that technology advanced rapidly but morality did not. Ethics and religions do not have the answers to the questions nowadays, also because the world - thanks to technology - is a completely different one than it was when moral rules were defined and written down. These rules need to be enhanced.

The talk has been recorded at TEDxBarcelona on the 17th of May 2013. For more information please visit www.tedxbarcelona.com

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Comment by Joseph Peppe, ND on August 24, 2013 at 7:21am

More laws?  How about enforcing the laws already on the books? The dumb a**** banned Jesus Christ and His Human Being Maintenance Manuel out of schools/public square and are now fumbling/crying with the results of that.  Good luck all you wanna-be gods trying to re-invent the wheel of morality.

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