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  1. Russell Blackford (2013). A Transhuman Future. The Philosophers' Magazine 62 (62):92-97.
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  2. Russell Blackford (2012). Excessive Tolerance? The Philosophers' Magazine 59 (59):121-122.
  3. Russell Blackford (2012). Robots and Reality: A Reply to Robert Sparrow. [REVIEW] Ethics and Information Technology 14 (1):41-51.
    We commonly identify something seriously defective in a human life that is lived in ignorance of important but unpalatable truths. At the same time, some degree of misapprehension of reality may be necessary for individual health and success. Morally speaking, it is unclear just how insistent we should be about seeking the truth. Robert Sparrow has considered such issues in discussing the manufacture and marketing of robot ‘pets’, such as Sony’s doglike ‘AIBO’ toy and whatever more advanced devices may supersede (...)
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  4. Russell Blackford (2012). The Invention of Ethics. The Philosophers' Magazine 56 (56):102-103.
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  5. Russell Blackford (2010). Book Review: Sam Harris' The Moral Landscape. [REVIEW] Journal of Evolution and Technology 21:53-62.
    In the end, Harris provides a compelling argument for selective intolerance toward harsh moral traditions. He argues via a kind of moral realism, linked to a form of utilitarian ethic, but I submit that these are not doing the real work. To reach a similar conclusion, we can rely on much weaker premises. It’s enough that we have a non-arbitrary conception of what morality is for, and what sorts of things we can rationally and realistically want moral traditions to do. (...)
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  6. Russell Blackford (2010). Editorial–Nietzsche and European Posthumanisms. Journal of Evolution and Technology 21 (1).
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  7. Russell Blackford (2010). Voicing Our Disbelief. The Philosophers' Magazine 48 (48):81-86.
    Much of the adverse reaction to the New Atheism is ill-founded. It displays a foolish sentimentalisation of religious faith, and often a failure to appreciate the real-world problem of religion’s persistence. Critics of forthright atheism display a naivety about religion’s ongoing power and influence in the public sphere, all too obvious even in Western democracies.
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  8. R. Blackford (2009). Moral Pluralism Versus the Total View: Why Singer is Wrong About Radical Life Extension. Journal of Medical Ethics 35 (12):747-752.
    Peter Singer has argued that we should not proceed with a hypothetical life-extension drug, based on a scenario in which developing the drug would fail to achieve the greatest sum of happiness over time. However, this is the wrong test. If we ask, more simply, which policy would be more benevolent, we reach a different conclusion from Singer’s: even given his (admittedly questionable) scenario, development of the drug should go ahead. Singer’s rigorous utilitarian position pushes him in the direction of (...)
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  9. Russell Blackford, SchÜ & Udo Klenk (eds.) (2009). 50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists. Wiley-Blackwell.
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  10. Udo Schuklenk & Russell Blackford (eds.) (2009). 50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists. Wiley-Blackwell.
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  11. Udo Schuklenk & Russell Blackford (eds.) (2009). Voices of Disbelief. Wiley-Blackwell.
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  12. Russell Blackford (2007). Differing Vulnerabilities: The Moral Significance of Lockean Personhood. American Journal of Bioethics 7 (1):70-71.
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  13. Russell Blackford (2007). Slippery Slopes to Slippery Slopes: Therapeutic Cloning and the Criminal Law. American Journal of Bioethics 7 (2):63-64.
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  14. R. Blackford (2006). Sinning Against Nature: The Theory of Background Conditions. Journal of Medical Ethics 32 (11):629-634.
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  15. R. Blackford (2006). Stem Cell Research on Other Worlds, or Why Embryos Do Not Have a Right to Life. Journal of Medical Ethics 32 (3):177-180.
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  16. Russell Blackford (2006). Dr. Frankenstein Meets Lord Devlin: Genetic Engineering and the Principle of Intangible Harm. The Monist 89 (4):526-547.
  17. Russell Blackford (2006). Dr. Frankenstein Meets Lord Devlin. The Monist 89 (4):526-547.
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  18. Russell Blackford (2005). Human Cloning And'posthuman'society. Monash Bioethics Review 24 (1):10-26.
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  19. Russell Blackford (2002). Stranger Than You Think: Arthur C. Clarke's Profiles of the Future. In D. Tofts, A. Jonson & A. Cavallaro (eds.), Prefiguring Cyberculture: An Intellectual History. Mit Press. 252--63.
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