This is part two of a four-part post series concerning empathy and the HONY blog. In the previous post, I have highlighted the popularity of the HONY blog in comparison to other news outlets, and its ability to continuously elicit empathic responses from its readers. At least for the period of time the HONY blog […]
Editor’s Introduction The post below, and the series of posts that follows, is researched, drafted, written up and finalized by one of our current MSc students, Boushra Dalile, with only very minimal editorial feedback. It is with great pleasure that we are here able to offer her a platform for discussing these important and […]
Oskar MacGregor has just published an article in the journal Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics entitled “Trivial Love.” Briefly, the article – a response piece to an earlier article by Brian D. Earp, Anders Sandberg and Julian Savulescu, entitled “The Medicalization of Love” – argues that the original article fails to assemble any particularly compelling […]
Oskar MacGregor has published a chapter entitled “WADA’s Whereabouts Requirements and Privacy” in the 2015 Routledge Handbook of Drugs and Sport hop over to this website. The chapter argues that the so-called “whereabouts requirements” of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) result in unacceptable threats to and losses of privacy for at least some of the […]
SkLT, a regional daily, has just published an article (in Swedish) summarizing Oskar MacGregor’s recent public speaking event at Skara Municipal Library, consisting of a general introduction to global and local research in neuroethics.
Judith Annett and Stefan Berglund have published a joint chapter for the 2015 Springer anthology <a title="Well-Being in Contemporary Society" href="http://www task management tools.springer.com/social+sciences/wellbeing+%26+quality-of-life/book/978-3-319-06458-1″>Well-Being in Contemporary Society, entitled “Increasing societal well-being through enhanced empathy using computer games”. The chapter is the result of a research project on empathy that Judith and Stefan are currently working […]
Anna Agelii, department MSc student who recently won a competitive bursary to facilitate attendance at the 2014 Uehiro Lectures in practical ethics, will be holding a summarizing presentation of the lecture series, for the benefit of students and staff at the University of Skövde. Anna’s presentation is scheduled for Tuesday 17 February, 15.15-17.00, in room […]
An international team of researchers including Joel Parthemore have published an article in the International Journal of Machine Consciousness entitled “Moral Agency, Moral Responsibility, and Artifacts: What Existing Artifacts Fail to Achieve (and Why), and Why They, Nevertheless, Can (and Do!) Make Moral Claims upon Us“. The article explores the intersection between being an artifact […]