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David Oderberg

Dr. David Oderberg is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Reading, is a Senior Fellow at Higher Education Academy UK, and is the editor of Ratio. His chief interest is metaphysics, but he also has a major interest in moral philosophy and has published in a number of areas including philosophy of mind, philosophy of religion, and philosophical logic, among others. He has written books on metaphysics and ethics, and is currently working on a book on the metaphysics of good and evil. Originally from Australia, Dr. Oderberg earned a B.A. and L.L.B. from the University of Melbourne and he graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford.

Freedom of conscience in medicine

The United Kingdom, along with most Western countries, has a long and distinguished record of allowing conscientious objection in wartime, the First World War being the most notable example. War is almost always a national emergency. Yet if governments can allow conscientious objection even in times of national emergency, why …

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