Richard Ashcroft/ David Healy/ Emily Jackson
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In this age of utopian technologies, we can design mechanical limbs for amputees and chemically engineer happiness for depressives. From the fluoride in our water to genetically modified babies, scientific advances pose complex new ethical questions. We explore the major bioethical issues of our time. Is philosophy braced for this brave new world? Are scientists and engineers morally obliged to design a utopia? Or are things best left to ‘nature’?
Richard Ashcroft, Professor of Bioethics, Queen Mary University of London
David Healy, Professor of Psychiatry, Bangor University
Emily Jackson, Professor of Law, LSE
Shahidha Bari, Fellow, Forum for Philosophy and Senior Lecturer in Romanticism, Queen Mary University of London
Recorded on 2 March 2019 at the LSE