Julian Savulescu and the issue of controversial choices


Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences – Copyright © 2014


PAGES | 222-226    

LANGUAGE | English

ISSN| 1877-0428

HOW TO CITE|SANDU, Antonio (2013). Julian Savulescu and the issue of controversial choices. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 71, 222-226. WOS:000324236000030. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.01.030

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Romanian-Australian bioethicist and philosopher, Julian Savulescu is Professor of Applied Ethics at Oxford University and leader of transnational projects concerning ethical implications of cloning regarding embryonic stem cells, “the issue of artificial life and improvement of the human species” through technology. He performed an analysis of the relationship between construction of autonomy and the idea of good life in terms of controversial choices. The controversy is based on the idea of economics and welfare in relationship with yourself and with others. In this paper we analyze some of the implications of Julian Savulescu’s views on contemporary development of bioethics.


Julian Savulescu, Bioethics, Autonomy, Controversial choices, Welfare.