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Australian philosopher, literary critic, legal scholar, and professional writer. Based in Newcastle, NSW. My latest books are THE TYRANNY OF OPINION: CONFORMITY AND THE FUTURE OF LIBERALISM (2019); AT THE DAWN OF A GREAT TRANSITION: THE QUESTION OF RADICAL ENHANCEMENT (2021); and HOW WE BECAME POST-LIBERAL: THE RISE AND FALL OF TOLERATION (2024).

Thursday, December 24, 2015

"Genetic editing and the tyranny of opinion" published at Policy Forum

This op-ed piece on the controversy over human genetic editing and CRISPR-Cas9 has gone live today at Policy Forum (a site associated with the Australian National University). Do check it out. I largely welcome the statement that emerged from the Washington DC summit earlier this month. In my opinion, however, it errs on the side of conservatism and caution. The article explains why.