Margaret Somerville is Samuel
Gale Professor of Law, Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, and Founding Director of the Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law at McGill University, Montreal. She has an extensive national and international publishing and speaking record and frequently comments in all forms of media. Her books include The Ethical Canary: Science, Society and the Human Spirit (Penguin 2000); and The Ethical Imagination: Journeys of the Human Spirit (Anansi 2006; CBC 2006 Massey Lectures). Among her many honours and awards are the Order of Australia, seven honorary
doctorates, and the UNESCO Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science.
Shutting up by shouting down
17 Mar 2017 | FEATURES |
When an anti-euthanasia speaker at a doctors' conference is prevented from speaking, you know that something is very wrong
The importance of stories in the euthanasia debate
7 Mar 2017 | CAREFUL! |
The risks and harms to vulnerable people outweigh any possible benefits
Lessons from a Rabbit, a Cat and an Otter
28 Feb 2017 | READING MATTERS |
Three books that nurtured my respect for and love of animals and nature.
Lessons from indigenous wisdom in the euthanasia debate
23 Feb 2017 | CAREFUL! |
How a person dies affects others, not just in the present but in the future.
A flight from mystery
23 Jan 2017 | CAREFUL! |
Euthanasia strips death of its meaning at the time we need it most
Euthanasia: it’s a long, long, long way down
10 Jan 2017 | FEATURES |
One way to get rid of slippery slopes is to deny that they exist
Linking headlines: post-truth, euthanasia and elder abuse
15 Dec 2016 | CAREFUL! |
Feelings trump facts when thinking about euthanasia
Is departing from clinical guidelines always wrong?
25 Nov 2016 | FEATURES |
Doctors are not car mechanics with a repair manual that must be followed.
What would life be like without amazement, wonder and awe?
25 Oct 2016 | FEATURES |
We need them to give us hope
Why supporters of same-sex marriage call it ‘marriage equality’
17 Oct 2016 | CONJUGALITY |
Cloudy and ambiguous language can be ethically perilous.
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