•  3
    Response to Saunders and Singh
    Journal of Medical Ethics 18 (3): 162-163. 1992.
  •  23
    Enforced death: enforced life
    Journal of Medical Ethics 17 (3): 144-149. 1991.
    The notion of 'quality of life' frequently features in discussions about how it is appropriate to treat folk at the beginning and at the end of life. It is argued that there is a disjunction between its use in these two areas (1). In the case of disabled babies at the very beginning of life, 'quality of life' considerations are frequently used to justify enforced death on the basis that the babies in question would be better off dead. At times, babies with severe disabilities are thus allowed to…Read more
  • Living the life of the game
    Analytic Teaching and Philosophical Praxis 18 (1): 28-36. 1998.
  • Empathy, Intuition and the Development of Expertise in Teaching
    Analytic Teaching and Philosophical Praxis 19 (2): 99-105. 1999.
  •  1
    Response to the Commentaries
    Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 5 (2): 179-180. 1998.
  •  3
    Contemplating Suicide: The Language and Ethics of Self-Harm
    with Gavin Fairbairn
    Routledge. 1995.
    Suicide is devastating. It is an assault on our ideas of what living is about. In Contemplating Suicide Gavin Fairbairn takes fresh look at suicidal self harm. His view is distinctive in not emphasising external facts: the presence or absence of a corpse, along with evidence that the person who has become a corpse, intended to do so. It emphasises the intentions that the person had in acting, rather than the consequences that follow from those actions. Much of the book is devoted to an attempt t…Read more
  •  6
    Integrating Special Children: Some Ethical Issues
    with Susan Fairbairn
    British Journal of Educational Studies 41 (2): 187-189. 1993.
  •  6
    Suicide, language, and clinical practice
    Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 5 (2): 157-169. 1998.
  •  1
    Contemplating Suicide: The Language and Ethics of Self Harm
    with David J. Mayo
    Bioethics 10 (4): 350-352. 1996.
    Suicide is devastating. It is an assault on our ideas of what living is about. In Contemplating Suicide Gavin Fairbairn takes fresh look at suicidal self harm. His view is distinctive in not emphasising external facts: the presence or absence of a corpse, along with evidence that the person who has become a corpse, intended to do so. It emphasises the intentions that the person had in acting, rather than the consequences that follow from those actions. Much of the book is devoted to an attempt t…Read more