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    Murder, Abortion, Contraception, Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Deprivation of Non-Discernible and Non-Existent People: A Reply to Marquis and Christensen.Hugh V. McLachlan - 2019 - Journal of Medical Ethics 45 (6):415-416.
    Marquis’s account of the ethics of abortion is unsatisfactory but not as Christensen implies baseless. It requires to be amended rather than abandoned. It is true, as Marquis asserts that murder and abortion both might deprive people of something of value to them, in particular, the life of a sort that might have been to them worth living. However, it is mistaken to conclude, as Marquis does, that murder and abortion are thereby morally equivalent. Not all deprivation is wrongful. Not (...)
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    A Proposed Non-Consequentialist Policy for the Ethical Distribution of Scarce Vaccination in the Face of an Influenza Pandemic.Hugh V. McLachlan - 2012 - Journal of Medical Ethics 38 (5):317-318.
    The current UK policy for the distribution of scarce vaccination in an influenza pandemic is ethically dubious. It is based on the planned outcome of the maximum health benefit in terms of the saving of lives and the reduction of illness. To that end, the population is classified in terms of particular priority groups. An alternative policy with a non-consequentialist rationale is proposed in the present work. The state should give the vaccination, in the first instance, to those who are (...)
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    Exploitation, Criminalization, and Pecuniary Trade in the Organs of Living People.Hugh V. McLachlan - 2021 - Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 18 (2):229-241.
    It is often maintained that, since the buying and selling of organs—particularly the kidneys—of living people supposedly constitutes exploitation of the living vendors while the so-called “altruistic” donation of them does not, the former, unlike the latter, should be a crime. This paper challenges and rejects this view. A novel account of exploitation, influenced by but different from those of Zwolinski and Wertheimer and of Wilkinson, is developed. Exploitation is seen as a sort of injustice. A distinction is made between (...)
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    Babies, Child Bearers and Commodification: Anderson, Brazier Et Al., and the Political Economy of Commercial Surrogate Motherhood. [REVIEW]Hugh V. McLachlan & J. K. Swales - 2000 - Health Care Analysis 8 (1):1-18.
    It is argued by Anderson and also in the BrazierReport that Commercial Surrogate Motherhood (C.S.M.)contracts and agencies should be illegal on thegrounds that C.S.M. involves the commodification ofboth mothers and babies. This paper takes issue withthis view and argues that C.S.M. is not inconsistentwith the proper respect for, and treatment of,children and women. A case for the legalisation ofC.S.M. is made.
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    On the Random Distribution of Scarce Doses of Vaccine in Response to the Threat of an Influenza Pandemic: A Response to Wardrope.Hugh V. McLachlan - 2015 - Journal of Medical Ethics 41 (2):191-194.
    Wardrope argues against my proposed non-consequentialist policy for the distribution of scarce influenza vaccine in the face of a pandemic. According to him, even if one accepts what he calls my deontological ethical theory, it does not follow that we are required to agree with my proposed randomised allocation of doses of vaccine by means of a lottery. He argues in particular that I fail to consider fully the prophylactic role of vaccination whereby it serves to protect from infection more (...)
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    Must We Accept Either the Conservative or the Liberal View on Abortion?Hugh V. McLachlan - 1977 - Analysis 37 (4):197 - 204.
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    Persons and Their Bodies: How We Should Think About Human Embryos. [REVIEW]Hugh V. McLachlan - 2002 - Health Care Analysis 10 (2):155-164.
    The status of human embryos is discussedparticularly in the light of the claim by Fox,in Health Care Analysis 8 that itwould be useful to think of them in terms ofcyborg metaphors.It is argued that we should consider humanembryos for what they are – partiallyformed human bodies – rather than for what theyare like in some respects (and unlike inothers) – cyborgs.However to settle the issue of the status ofthe embryo is not to answer the moral questionswhich arise concerning how embryos (...)
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    Moral Rights to Life, Both Natural and Non-Natural: Reflections on James Griffin.Hugh V. McLachlan - 2010 - Diametros 26:58-76.
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    The Ethics of and the Appropriate Legislation Concerning Killing People and Letting Them Die: A Response to Merkel.Hugh V. McLachlan - 2017 - Journal of Medical Ethics 43 (7):482-484.
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    Abortion and Dawkins' Fallacious Account of the So-Called 'Great Beethoven Fallacy'.Hugh V. McLachlan - 2010 - Human Reproduction and Genetic Ethics 15 (2):44-54.
    In his discussion of ethics and abortion, Prof. Richard Dawkins makes the provocative claim that: ‘The Great Beethoven Fallacy is a typ ical example of the kind of logical mess we get into when our minds are befuddled by religiously inspired absolutism.’ (Dawkins, p. 339) This supposed fallacy is presented as if it exemplified not only a particular view of abortion held, for instance, by certain fundamentalist Christians but as if it revealed some flaw that is characteristic of the thinking (...)
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  11. Exploitation and Commercial Surrogate Motherhood.Hugh V. McLachlan & J. K. Swales - 2001 - Human Reproduction and Genetic Ethics 7 (1):8--14.
    Various authors, for instance Elizabeth Anderson, Rosemary Tong, Mary Warnock and Margaret Brazier have argued that commercial surrogate motherhood is exploitative and that it should be prohibited. Their arguments are unconvincing. Exploitation is a more complex notion than it is usually presented as being. Unequal bargaining power can be a cause of exploitation but the exercise of unequal bargaining power is not inevitably or inherently exploitative. Exploitation concerns unfair and/or unjust strategies - rather than the exercise of power as such. (...)
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  12. No Two Sets the Same? Applying Philosophy to the Theory of Fingerprints.Hugh V. McLachlan - 1995 - Philosopher: Journal of the Philosophical Society of England 83 (2):12-18.
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  13. Moral Rights to Life, Both Natural and Non-Natural: Reflections on James Griffin's Account of Human Rights.Hugh V. McLachlan - 2010 - Diametros 26:58-76.
    Rather than to focus upon a particular ‘right to life’, we should consider what rights there are pertaining to our lives and to our living. There are different sorts. There are, for instance, rights that constitute absences of particular duties and rights that correspond to the duties of other agents or agencies. There are also natural and non-natural rights and duties. Different people in different contexts can have different moral duties and different moral rights including rights to life. The question (...)
     
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    A Drunk Driver, a Sober Pedestrian and the Allocation of Tragically Scarce and Indivisible Emergency Hospital Treatment.Hugh V. McLachlan & J. K. Swales - 1999 - Health Care Analysis 7 (1):5-21.
    Le Grand describes a situation where a drunk driver, who has medical insurance, is the cause of an accident in which he and a sober pedestrian, who has no medical insurance, are both equally and seriously injured. At the private hospital to which they are both taken, there is available emergency treatment for one of them only. Who should receive it? The issues raised by Le Grand's example are shown to be more interesting, more complex and less clearcut than Le (...)
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  15. Althusser on Empiricism an Innocent Reader's Reflections on Locke.Hugh V. Mclachlan - 1995
     
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  16. Sraffa, Wittgenstein and the Nature of Economic Theory.Hugh V. Mclachlan, J. K. Swales & Fraser of Allander Institute - 1990 - Department of Economics, Fraser of Allander Institute, University of Strathclyde.
     
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  17. "Witch-Hunting, Magic and the New Philosophy" by Brian Easlea.Hugh V. Mclachlan - 1984 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 14 (4):577.
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    Bodies, Persons and Research on Human Embryos.Hugh V. McLachlan - 2001 - Human Reproduction and Genetic Ethics 8 (1):4-6.
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    Surrogate Motherhood: Beyond the Warnock and Brazier Reports.Hugh V. McLachlan & J. Kim Swales - 2005 - Human Reproduction and Genetic Ethics 11 (1):12.
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    What Moral Status Should Be Accorded to Those Human Beings Who Have Profound Intellectual Disabilities? A Reply to Curtis and Vehmas.Hugh V. McLachlan - 2016 - Journal of Medical Ethics 42 (8):550-551.
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    Book Reviews : Witch-Hunting, Magic and the New Philosophy: An Introduction to Debates of the Scientific Revolution 1450-1750. By Brian Easlea. Sussex and New Jersey: The Harvester Press and Humanities Press, 1980. Pp. 283. $42.50. [REVIEW]Hugh V. McLachlan & J. K. Swales - 1984 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 14 (4):577-580.
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    Commercial Agencies and Surrogate Motherhood: A Transaction Cost Approach.Mhairi Galbraith, Hugh V. McLachlan & J. Kim Swales - 2005 - Health Care Analysis 13 (1):11-31.
    In this paper we investigate the legal arrangements involved in UK surrogate motherhood from a transaction-cost perspective. We outline the specific forms the transaction costs take and critically comment on the way in which the UK institutional and organisational arrangements at present adversely influence transaction costs. We then focus specifically on the potential role of surrogacy agencies and look at UK and US evidence on commercial and voluntary agencies. Policy implications follow.
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  23. Must we accept either the conservative or the liberal view on abortion?Hugh V. Mclachlan - 1977 - Analysis 37 (4):197.
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  24. Robert P. George and Christopher Tollefsen Embryo: A Defense of Human Life. Do Ubleday Publishers, 2008, 256 Pages, $27.95, Hb., Isbn: 978-0-8 5-52282-3 (0-8 5-52282-7). [REVIEW]Hugh V. McLachlan - 2010 - Human Reproduction and Genetic Ethics 15 (1):40.
     
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  25. John Harris, Enhancing Evolution: The Ethical Case for Making Better People Princeton University Press, 2007, 260 PAGES, $27.95/£ 16. 95 hardbackH A RBACK, ISBN1: 978-0-9 1-128-44-3. [REVIEW]Hugh V. McLachlan - 2010 - Human Reproduction and Genetic Ethics 15 (1):40.
     
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  26. The Methodology Rather Than the Rhetoric of Economics Mccloskey on Popper and Hume.Hugh V. Mclachlan & J. K. Swales - 1997 - Glasgow Caledonian University.
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    Functionalism, Causation and Explanation.Hugh V. Mclachlan - 1976 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 6 (3):235-240.
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    Unique Persons and the Replicable Gene-Sets of Their Reproducible Bodies: A Defence of Human Cloning.Hugh V. McLachlan - 2005 - Human Reproduction and Genetic Ethics 11 (2).
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    The Medicalization of Cyberspace, by Andy Miah and Emma Rich.Hugh V. McLachlan - 2009 - Human Reproduction and Genetic Ethics 15 (1):40-40.
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    Genetic Morality – David Shaw.Hugh V. McLachlan - 2008 - Philosophical Quarterly 58 (232):564–566.
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    Thomas, Znaniecki, and Popper on Falsification.Hugh V. McLachlan - 1976 - Journal of the History of Ideas 37 (3):547.
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    Surrogate Motherhood, Rights and Duties: A Reply to Campbell. [REVIEW]Hugh V. McLachlan & J. K. Swales - 2001 - Health Care Analysis 9 (1):101-107.
    In a recent article in Health Care Analysis (Vol. 8, No. 1),Campbell misrepresents our specific arguments about commercialsurrogate motherhood (C.S.M.) and our general philosophical andpolitical views by saying or suggesting that we are `Millsian'liberals and consequentialists. He gives too the false impressionthat we do not oppose, in principle, slavery and child purchase.Here our position on C.S.M. is re-expressed and elaborated uponin order to eliminate possible confusion. Our general ethical andphilosophical framework is also outlined and shown to be otherthan Campbell says (...)
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    Gellner on Relativism in the Social Sciences.Hugh V. McLachlan - 1988 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 18 (1):113-117.
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    Tibbetts's Theory of Rationality and Scottish Witchcraft.Hugh V. Mclachlan & J. K. Swales - 1982 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 12 (1):75-79.
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    Human Reproduction and Rights of Action and of Recipience.Hugh V. McLachlan - 2003 - Human Reproduction and Genetic Ethics 10 (2):45-48.
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    Rationality and the Belief in Witches: A Rejoinder to Tibbetts.Hugh V. McLachlan & J. K. Swales - 1983 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 13 (4):475-477.