John Harris (bioethicist)

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John Harris
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Born (1945-08-21) 21 August 1945 (age 72)[1]
Alma mater University of Kent (undergraduate)
Balliol College, Oxford (postgraduate)
Known for Philosophy
Ethics
Bioethics[2]
Awards FMedSci
FRSA
Scientific career
Institutions University of Kent
University of Oxford
University of Manchester
City of Birmingham Polytechnic
Brunel University
Thesis Violence and negative actions (1976)
Website www.manchester.ac.uk/research/john.harris

John Morley Harris, FMedSci, FRSA, FRSB (born 21 August 1945), is a British bioethicist and philosopher.[3] He is the Lord Alliance Professor of Bioethics and Director of the Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation at the University of Manchester.[4][5]

Education[edit]

Harris was educated at the University of Kent gaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1966[1] and Balliol College, Oxford where he was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1976 from the Faculty of Literae Humaniores.[6]

Career[edit]

Harris was one of the Founder Directors of the International Association of Bioethics and is a founder member of the Board of the journal Bioethics and a member of the Editorial Board of the Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. He is also the joint Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medical Ethics.[7] Throughout his career, he has defended broadly libertarian-consequentialist approaches to issues in bioethics.[8][9][10][11][12]

Awards[edit]

Appearing on After Dark in 1997 with among others Bernard Nathanson (to Harris's right)
  • Fellow of the United Kingdom Academy of Medical Sciences (FMedSci) in 2001, the first philosopher to have been elected to Fellowship of the then new National Academy
  • Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts in 2006
  • Member of the Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences, 1994
  • Medal of the University of Helsinki, 1995
  • Honorary Member of The International Forum for Biophilosophy, 2001
  • Fellow of The Hastings Centre, 2004
  • D.Litt (Honoris Causa,) University of Kent, 2010[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "HARRIS, Prof. John Morley". Who's Who 2013, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2013; online edn, Oxford University Press. (subscription required)
  2. ^ Harris, J.; Sulston, J. (2004). "Opinion: Genetic equity". Nature Reviews Genetics. 5 (10): 796–800. doi:10.1038/nrg1454. PMID 15510171. 
  3. ^ "People". Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation. 
  4. ^ Harris, J. (2007). "Interview with John Harris". Rejuvenation Research. 10 (1): 107–111. doi:10.1089/rej.2006.9093. PMID 17378758. 
  5. ^ Brassington, I. (2007). "John Harris' Argument for a Duty to Research". Bioethics. 21 (3): 160–168. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8519.2007.00539.x. PMID 17845487. 
  6. ^ Harris, John Morley (1976). Violence and negative actions (PhD thesis). University of Oxford. 
  7. ^ "Editorial Board". Journal of Medical Ethics. 
  8. ^ Watts, G. (2007). "John Harris: Leading libertarian bioethicist". The Lancet. 370 (9596): 1411. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(07)61595-5. PMID 17950853. 
  9. ^ Harris, John (2010). Enhancing Evolution: The Ethical Case for Making Better People (New in Paper) (Science Essentials). Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-14816-3. 
  10. ^ Bioethics Oxford Readings in Philosophy Series. (2001) ISBN 978-0-19-875257-8
  11. ^ Clones, Genes and Immortality: Ethics and the Genetics Revolution (1998) ISBN 978-0-19-288080-2
  12. ^ The Value of Life (1985) ISBN 978-0-415-04032-7
  13. ^ "John Harris CV" (PDF).