Julian Savulescu

Bioethicist and Director, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics

Julian Savulescu is a Romanian-Australian bioethicist and the current director of Oxford's Uehiro Center for Practical Ethics. His ideas are consistently utilitarian; he has argued in favor of embryonic stem cell research and the reproductive freedom for parents to choose their babies' characteristics.  

Savulescu was featured in Big Think's "Month of Thinking Dangerously," contributing the dangerous idea that we must genetically enhance mankind's capacity for moral behavior and cooperation in order to avoid the extinction of our species.

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